Kevin Hart Leads Top Comedians Social Media Ranking After 'Tonight Show' Appearance

6:50 AM 9/29/2018

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 remains at No. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter's Top Comedians chart, while Tommy Chong rises to No. 2 on the Oct. 3-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 with weekly additions of followers/subscribers. The latest tracking week ended Sept. 25.

Chong's 4-2 rise comes at the expense of Joe Rogan, who conversely moves 2-4 after spending the previous four weeks at No. 2.

In all, Hart has led Top Comedians for 50 weeks.

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: 9

  • 9. Ricky Gervais

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    Last week: 10

  • 8. Kathy Griffin

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    Last week: 7

  • 7. Colleen Ballinger

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    Last week: 7

  • 6. Jessica Robin Moore

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    Last week: 6

  • 5. Michael Blackson

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    Last week: 5

  • 4. Joe Rogan

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    Last week: 2

  • 3. D.L. Hughley

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    Last week: 3

  • 2. Tommy Chong

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    Last week: 4


    "If you ever had your cannabis weighed with one of these, you have been consuming cannabis for a long time," a meme posted to Chong's Facebook page read, showing a pair of old scales. The post scored 36,000 likes and 23,000 shares, helping the actor/comedian to boosts of 63 and 64 percent, respectively, in those metrics.

  • 1. Kevin Hart

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    Last week: 1

    Hart holds on to his Top Comedians lead thanks in large part to an appearance onNBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, during which he promoted his new film Night School and met Robert Irwin's animals, referencing the latter in an Instagram post, writing, "Trust me when I tell you that you do not want to miss [The Tonight Show]." The post earned 861,000 favorites.