Kevin Hart’s New Sports Interview Show Scores Him Top Comedians Chart No. 1

10:05 AM 2/17/2018

by Kevin Rutherford

Meanwhile, Jack Whitehall is the lone debut on the chart, which ranks the most popular comedians based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus.

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Though he loses his lead on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Actors chart, Kevin Hart maintains his grip on the Top Comedians ranking, leading the tally dated Feb. 21.

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. 13.

Below Hart, Leslie Jones breaks into the top five for the first time (rising 10-4), while Nos. 7-10 are occupied by re-entries or debuts, including British comedian and BRITs host Jack Whitehall, who starts at No. 9.

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. Colleen Ballinger

    Last week: -

  • 9. Jack Whitehall

    Last week: -


    The British comedian’s maiden Top Comedians appearance was assisted by an 83 percent increase in Facebook post likes. Whitehall announced on Feb. 9 he was departing the panel of U.K. game show A League of Their Own.

  • 8. Marlon Wayans

    Last week: -

  • 7. Amy Schumer

    Last week: -

  • 6. Mike Epps

    Last week: 5

  • 5. Tommy Chong

    Last week: 3

  • 4. Leslie Jones

    Last week: 10

  • 3. Joe Rogan

    Last week: 4

  • 2. D.L. Hughley

    Last week: 2

  • 1. Kevin Hart

    Last week: 1


    One of the week’s top Facebook posts by an actor or comedian (63,000 likes, 29,000 shares) came from Hart’s latest show for his Laugh Out Loud streaming comedy network: Cold As Balls, which features the actor interviewing sports figures while soaking in ice baths. His first guest: LaVar Ball.