Kevin Hart Maintains Lead on Top Comedians Social Media Ranking

10:05 AM 11/4/2017

by Kevin Rutherford

Hart is followed by D.L. Hughley and Joe Rogan on the chart, which ranks the most popular comedians based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus.

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Another week, another No. 1 for Kevin Hart, who spends his 23rd consecutive week atop The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Comedians chart with a 19 percent boost in overall social media engagement on the ranking dated Nov. 8.

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. 31.

Following Colleen Ballinger’s debut at No. 2 on the Nov. 1-dated chart, she slips to No. 4, with D.L. Hughley and Joe Rogan moving ahead of her at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively.

Below the top four, Kumail Nanjiani (No. 8) and Gabriel Iglesias (No. 10) re-enter the ranking, replacing Sarah Silverman and Ricky Gervais.

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. Gabriel Iglesias

    Last week: -

  • 9. Martin Lawrence

    Last week: 9

  • 8. Kumail Nanjiani

    Last week: -

    The top tweet by a comedian in the tracking week (182,000 likes, adding to his 519,000 likes in all) was a tweet quoting Melania Trump’s photo of a dolphin, asking what her followers thought it was thinking. Nanjiani’s response: “Climate change is real.”

  • 7. Bill Maher

    Last week: 7

  • 6. Marlon Wayans

    Last week: 5

  • 5. Mike Epps

    Last week: 6

    Epps posted a teaser to Instagram about a documentary he’s producing about his life, garnering 582,000 Instagram favorites (a boost of 15 percent) in the process. According to Epps, the film is scheduled for release sometime in 2018.

  • 4. Colleen Ballinger

    Last week: 2

  • 3. Joe Rogan

    Last week: 4

  • 2. D.L. Hughley

    Last week: 3

  • 1. Kevin Hart

    Last week: 1