Kevin Hart Leads Top Comedians Chart, Mike Epps Rises Into Top 5

10:30 AM 7/1/2017

by Kevin Rutherford

Epps jumps 6-4 after an onstage video of his granddaughter telling a knock-knock joke at a concert made the social media rounds.

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Kevin Hart holds the top spot on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Comedians chart for yet another week, while Adam Sandler vaults into the top 10 for the first time.

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 June 27.

Roseanne Barr joins Sandler as additions in the top 10, while Mike Epps rises 6-4.

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. Roseanne Barr

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    Last week: n/a

  • 9. Adam Sandler

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    Sandler earns 252,000 Instagram favorites and 61,000 Facebook post likes in the tracking week, according to MVPindex. He’s currently on tour with frequent collaborators David Spade and Rob Schneider, posting about stops in Minnesota, Michigan and Niagara Falls.

  • 8. Gabriel Iglesias

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    Last week: 10

  • 7. Katt Williams

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    Last week: 7

  • 6. Bill Maher

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    Last week: 4

  • 2. Joe Rogan

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    Last week: 5

    Rogan promoted videos from Pauly Toons, who animates conversations from the comedian's The Joe Rogan Experience Podcast and posts them on YouTube. He leaps by 102 percent in overall engagement across all social media, including 958,000 favorites on Instagram.

  • 4. Mike Epps

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    Last week: 6

    Sure, Epps’ track record as a comedian speaks for itself, but watch out: on June 26, his granddaughter Skylar joined him on stage in Atlanta to tell a knock-knock joke (to, naturally, uproarious laughter). The video helps Epps jump 32 percent in Facebook shares and 567 percent in Twitter likes.

  • 3. Ricky Gervais

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    Last week: 3

  • 2. D.L. Hughley

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    Last week: 2

  • 1. Kevin Hart

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    Last week: 1