Kevin Hart Retains Perch Atop Comedians Social Climbers Ranking

6:50 AM 11/17/2018

by Eric Frankenberg, Billboard

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

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Kevin Hart holds at No. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Comedians chart dated Nov. 21, while Joe Rogan moves up one spot to No. 2.

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 Nov. 13.

Returning to this week’s top 10 are Bill Maher (No. 5), Kathy Griffin (No. 7) and Kumail Nanjiani (No. 8).

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. Michael Blackson

    Last Week: 9

  • 9. Colleen Ballinger

    Last Week: 8

  • 8. Kumail Nanjiani

    Last Week: -

    Kumail Nanjiani re-enters the Top Comedians list thanks to consistent political discussion, heightened by the midterm elections. Nanjiani posted a video of an altercation between Donald Trump and a black reporter that inspired 2,100 comments and 28,000 retweets, helping increase his weekly retweets by 136 percent. 

  • 7. Kathy Griffin

    Last Week: -

  • 6. Tommy Chong

    Last Week: 2

  • 5. Bill Maher

    Last Week: -

  • 4. D.L. Hughley

    Last Week: 4

  • 3. Jessica Robin Moore

    Last Week: 5

    Jessica Robin Moore moves up to No. 3 after a particularly viral week on Facebook. Her shares increased by 221 percent, largely due to an adorable video of Moore telling her six-year-old son that he needs to fill their car with gas and change the oil. Their charming back-and-forth led to 1,315 shares and 81,000 views.

  • 2. Joe Rogan

    Last Week: 3

  • 1. Kevin Hart

    Last Week: 1