Kevin Hart Retains Leads Top Comedians Social Media Ranking for 20th Week

10:15 AM 10/14/2017

by Kevin Rutherford

The chart, which ranks the most popular comedians based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus, has been led by Hart since its inception.

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Kevin Hart crosses 20 weeks at No. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter's Top Comedians chart, reigning on the ranking dated Oct. 18, ahead of D.L. Hughley, Joe Rogan, Marlon Wayans and Mike Epps all in the top five.

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. 10.

Trevor Noah, comedian and host of The Daily Show (he's No. 7 on The Hollywood Reporter's Top TV Personalities chart, as well), is the Comedians chart's lone name not on the prior list, returning at No. 6 for his highest rank yet, eclipsing his week at No. 7 (Sept. 27). Upcoming Saturday Night Live host Kumail Nanjiani falls off the chart to make room for Noah.

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. Amy Schumer

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    Last week: 9

  • 9. Martin Lawrence

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    Last week: 10

    "Thinking about getting back in front of the camera," Lawrence wrote on Instagram Oct. 10. "What would y'all like to see?" The post was a big driver of activity to his account, collecting a 773 percent boost in Instagram comments (11,000 in all), according to MVPindex. Lawrence last acted in a feature-length film in the 2011 Big MNomma's House sequel Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son.

  • 8. Bill Maher

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    Last week: 6

  • 7. Ricky Gervais

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    Last week: 3

  • 6. Trevor Noah

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    Last week: -

    A widely shared tweet from the Daily Show host (302,000 likes, a majority of his total of 332,000 for the week) found him writing, in response to President Donald Trump’s tweet about Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, “The miracle is that he was allowed to buy 42 guns and countless ammunition.”

  • 5. Mike Epps

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    Last week: 5

  • 4. Marlon Wayans

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    Last week: 7

  • 3. Joe Rogan

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    Last week: 4

  • 2. D.L. Hughley

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    Last week: 2

  • 1. Kevin Hart

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    Last week: 1

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