Kevin Hart Rules Top Comedians Social Media Ranking for 40th Week

10:05 AM 3/3/2018

by Kevin Rutherford

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

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In The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Comedians chart’s 40th week of existence, Kevin Hart rules the ranking for a 40th week as well, leading the chart dated March 7.

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 Feb. 27.

Hart leads a top five that includes D.L. Hughley, Tommy Chong, Tiffany Haddish and Joe Rogan, respectively.

The bottom half of the 10-position chart features more movement, as Trevor Noah (No. 6), Bill Maher (No. 8) and Mike Epps (No. 10) re-enter the ranking, replacing Amy Schumer, Leslie Jones and Chris Rock.

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. Mike Epps

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    A total of 36 percent of Epps’ chart points come from Facebook metrics, including a 122 percent boost in Facebook shares (84,000 overall). The comedian reposted multiple videos from other sources and from his Platinum standup tour, most recently from Shreveport, La.

  • 9. Colleen Ballinger

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    Last week: 10

  • 8. Bill Maher

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  • 7. Marlon Wayans

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    Last week: 8

  • 6. Trevor Noah

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    Noah leaps back onto the chart with a 487 percent boost in Facebook post likes to 65,000 overall. The Daily Show host promoted an upcoming stand-up set in Rochester, N.Y., and reposted a photo he took with the “radiant and regal” actress Lupita Nyong’o.

  • 5. Joe Rogan

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    Last week: 5

  • 4. Tiffany Haddish

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    Last week: 9

  • 3. Tommy Chong

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    Last week: 7

  • 2. D.L. Hughley

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    Last week: 3

  • 1. Kevin Hart

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    Last week: 1