Kevin Hart Leads, Roseanne Barr Re-Enters Top Comedians Social Media Ranking

10:05 AM 1/6/2018

by Kevin Rutherford

Barr leads a slew of re-entries on the chart, which ranks the most popular comedians based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus.

Kevin Hart sign copies of his book I Can't Make This Up Life Lessons - Getty-H 2017
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A slew of comedians re-enter The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Comedians chart dated Jan. 10, led by Roseanne Barr at No. 7.

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 Jan. 2.

Kevin Hart leads the chart for a 32nd week, while Joe Rogan, Martin Lawrence, Colleen Ballinger, D.L. Hughley and Mike Epps round out the top six before the re-entries populate the chart.

Below Barr, Ricky Gervais, Kumail Nanjiani and Amy Schumer also re-enter at Nos. 8-10.

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. Amy Schumer

    Last week: -

    Schumer gained 33 percent in Instagram favorites after posting multiple photos denoting her top 10 moments from 2017, what she called a “wonderful, awful year.” They included her visit to the Judge Judy set, her appearance at the Comedy Cellar with Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock, and more.

  • 9. Kumail Nanjiani

    Last week: -

  • 8. Ricky Gervais

    Last week: -

  • 7. Roseanne Barr

    Last week: -

    The comedian and actress tweeted Dec. 30 that she was “extremely proud and excited for the world to see Roseanne on ABC,” gathering a 204 percent boost in Twitter likes. The revival of her eponymous sitcom, nine episodes in all, premieres March 27.

  • 6. Mike Epps

    Last week: 6

  • 5. D.L. Hughley

    Last week: 4

  • 4. Colleen Ballinger

    Last week: 5

  • 3. Martin Lawrence

    Last week: 10

  • 2. Joe Rogan

    Last week: 2

  • 1. Kevin Hart

    Last week: 1