Kevin Hart Leads Top Comedians Social Media Ranking Following Post on Drake, Meek Mill Beef

6:50 AM 9/15/2018

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 and Joe Rogan rule The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Comedians chart’s top two for the third week in a row, with both comedians gaining in overall chart metrics to extend their lead on the Sept. 19-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. 11.

D.L. Hughley, Tommy Chong and Kathy Griffin round out the chart’s top five.

Ricky Gervais is the lone re-entry on the latest list, replacing Bill Maher, who falls off the chart after previously ranking 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. Trevor Noah

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    Last week: 8

  • 9. Colleen Ballinger

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    Last week: 7

  • 8. Ricky Gervais

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    Last week: -

  • 7. Michael Blackson

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    Last week: 9

  • 6. Jessica Robin Moore

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    Last week: 3

  • 5. Kathy Griffin

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    Last week: 5

  • 4. Tommy Chong

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    Last week: 6

  • 3. D.L. Hughley

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    Last week: 4

  • 2. Joe Rogan

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    Last week: 2

    Rogan made waves in the news after inviting Elon Musk onto his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, that in particular featured the Tesla CEO smoking a joint during the interview. Coverage of the guest appearance scored Rogan bumps in nearly all chart metrics, led by a 33 percent boost in Facebook post likes.

  • 1. Kevin Hart

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    Last week: 1

    “One of the few beefs that I was actually in between… I tried my hardest to make this moment happen earlier,” Hart wrote in a post showing rappers Drake and Meek Mill embracing on stage in Boston. Hart’s posts helped him to a bump of 42 percent in overall engagement.