Kevin Hart Leads, Colleen Ballinger Debuts on Top Comedians Social Media Ranking

10:05 AM 10/28/2017

by Kevin Rutherford

Ballinger, creator of the character Miranda Sings, debuts at No. 2 on the chart, which ranks the most popular comedians based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus.

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Though Kevin Hart retains his lead on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Comedians chart for a 22nd week, a new challenger appears as Colleen Ballinger debuts at No. 2 on the ranking dated Nov. 1.

The Top Comedians chart is a ranking of the most popular comedians on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus, with global data provided by social media analytics company MVPindex. The chart’s methodology blends social engagement on the platforms along with weekly additions of followers/subscribers. The latest tracking week ended Oct. 24.

Ballinger, creator of the popular character Miranda Sings (which originated on YouTube but has since expanded to Netflix and live shows), spends her first week on the chart following a 73 percent boost in all social media metrics, according to MVPindex.

Meanwhile, D.L. Hughley, Joe Rogan and Marlon Wayans round out the top five.

See the full top 10 below, and for more charts on The Hollywood Reporter, check out the Top Actors and Top TV Personalities charts.

  • 10. Sarah Silverman

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    Last week: 10

    Silverman, whose new Netflix series I Love You, America celebrated its second episode on Oct. 19, jumped 23 percent in Twitter likes with one of the service’s most-liked tweets by a comedian, an Oct. 18 post decrying President Donald Trump’s reported words to an Army sergeant’s widow that “he knew what he signed up for.”

  • 9. Martin Lawrence

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    Last week: 5

  • 8. Ricky Gervais

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    Last week: 7

  • 7. Bill Maher

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    Last week: 8

  • 6. Mike Epps

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    Last week: 6

  • 5. Marlon Wayans

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    Last week: 4

  • 4. Joe Rogan

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    Last week: 3

  • 3. D.L. Hughley

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    Last week: 2

  • 2. Colleen Ballinger

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    Last week: -

    Ballinger umped 145 percent in conversation (including 38,000 Twitter mentions) following a week that saw her Netflix comedy series, Haters Back Off, premiere its second season on Oct. 20, with an Oct. 23 appearance on The Tonight Show to boot.

  • 1. Kevin Hart

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    Last week: 1