Kevin Hart Leads, Michael Blackson Rises on Top Comedians Social Media Ranking

6:50 AM 9/22/2018

by Kevin Rutherford

The chart ranks the most popular comedians based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus.

Kevin Hart and Joe Rogan remain in control of The Hollywood Reporter's Top Comedians chart, as the veterans rank at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, for the fourth week in a row on the Sept. 26-dated tally.

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 Sept. 18.

D.L. Hughley and Tommy Chong also hold at Nos. 3 and 4, respectively, while Michael Blackson reaches the top five for the first time, rising 7-5 (and also debuting on the Top Actors list at No. 12).

Jessica Robin Moore, Kathy Griffin, Colleen Ballinger, Trevor Noah and Ricky Gervais round out the latest ranking.

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. Ricky Gervais

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    Last week: 8

  • 9. Trevor Noah

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    Last week: 10

    Noah rises 92 percent in Instagram favorites to 923,000 overall thanks to his posts from the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards, at which his The Daily Show With Trevor Noah lost to Last Week Tonight for outstanding variety talk series. Noah remained in high spirits, writing Sept. 18, "About last night… Everything was perfect, including the suit custom made by @musikafrere. Thank you everyone for being on this amazing journey with me."

  • 8. Colleen Ballinger

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    Last week: 9

  • 7. Kathy Griffin

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    Last week: 5

  • 6. Jessica Robin Moore

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    Last week: 6

  • 5. Michael Blackson

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    Last week: 7

    Blackson racked up 26,000 new followers on Instagram, a 52 percent boost over the previous week's take, alongside 55,000 comments and 1.3 million favorites. His top post was a repost of a meme titled "Cardi & Nicki 30 years from now looking back laughing at their silly beef," which has earned 187,000 favorites.

  • 4. Tommy Chong

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    Last week: 4

  • 3. D.L. Hughley

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    Last week: 3

  • 2. Joe Rogan

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    Last week: 2

  • 1. Kevin Hart

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    Last week: 1