Kevin Hart Leads, Tiffany Haddish Re-Enters Top Comedians Social Media Ranking

10:05 AM 12/9/2017

by Kevin Rutherford

Haddish and Patton Oswalt re-enter 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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Kevin Hart leads The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Comedians chart for a 28th consecutive week on the ranking dated Dec. 13.

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 Dec. 5.

The entire top five of the chart remains steady, though two positions change, with Joe Rogan (No. 3) and Mike Epps (No. 4) swapping spots.

Further down the chart, Tiffany Haddish (No. 7) and Patton Oswalt (No. 10) re-enter the tally, replacing Ricky Gervais and Martin Lawrence.

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. Patton Oswalt

    Last week: -

    The comedian and actor celebrated the premiere of Happy!, the new Syfy series in which he voices the titular character (an imaginary winged unicorn), and announced he’ll host the Writers Guild Awards for a third consecutive year. He was mentioned 16,000 times on Twitter, up 331 percent, according to MVPindex.

  • 9. Kumail Nanjiani

    Last week: 9

  • 8. Bill Maher

    Last week: 7

  • 7. Tiffany Haddish

    Last week: -

    Haddish celebrated 1 million Instagram followers (thanking fans in a Dec. 1 post) just in time for her 38th birthday on Dec. 3, multiple photos and videos documenting the occasion. She garnered 864,000 Instagram favorites, a boost of 517 percent.

  • 6. Marlon Wayans

    Last week: 6


  • 5. Colleen Ballinger

    Last week: 5

  • 4. Mike Epps

    Last week: 3

  • 3. Joe Rogan

    Last week: 4

  • 2. D.L. Hughley

    Last week: 2

  • 1. Kevin Hart

    Last week: 1