Kevin Hart Leads Top Comedians Social Media Ranking, Hari Kondabolu Debuts

6:50 AM 11/3/2018

by Kevin Rutherford

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

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Kevin Hart’s boost in social media engagement following the reveal of his Tommy John underwear line helps him to retain his lead on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Comedians chart dated Nov. 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 Oct. 30.

The entirety of the chart’s top six remains intact, with Tommy Chong, Joe Rogan, D.L. Hughley, Jessica “Jess Hilarious” Robin Moore and Ricky Gervais following Hart.

Meanwhile, Trevor Noah vaults back onto the chart at No. 7, and Hari Kondabolu makes his maiden Top Comedians appearance at No. 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. Hari Kondabolu

    Last week: -

    So Conservatives don’t like the government telling people what to do... .except when it comes to what gender they should be & whether they have to have a child when pregnant? Got it,” wrote Kondabolu on Facebook. The post helped him to his Top Comedians debut, with a 20,821 percent Facebook post likes boost.

  • 9. Michael Blackson

    Last week: 9

  • 8. Colleen Ballinger

    Last week: 8

  • 7. Trevor Noah

    Last week: -

  • 6. Ricky Gervais

    Last week: 6

    Gervais, who concurrently jumps into the top 10 on the Top Actors chart, scored increases in Twitter likes (up 8 percent) and Facebook post likes (up 156 percent), earning 130,000 likes on the latter. Much like the Oct. 31-dated chart, Gervais’ social media boosts are thanks to his posts denouncing big game hunting.

  • 5. Jessica Robin Moore

    Last week: 5

  • 4. D.L. Hughley

    Last week: 4

  • 3. Joe Rogan

    Last week: 3

  • 2. Tommy Chong

    Last week: 2

  • 1. Kevin Hart

    Last week: 1