Kevin Hart Spends 30th Week at No. 1 on Top Comedians Social Media Ranking

10:05 AM 12/23/2017

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 — since June.

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Kevin Hart extends his lead on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Comedians chart, ruling for a 30th consecutive week on the ranking dated Dec. 27.

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 Dec. 19.

In a time of the year that’s generally marked by a comparative lack of social media posts due to the holiday season, Hart was one of just three comedians on the 10-position chart to gain in overall social media metrics for the ranking, along with Tiffany Haddish and Marlon Wayans at Nos. 4 and 5, respectively.

D.L. Hughley, Joe Rogan, Haddish and Wayans round out the top five after Hart.

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. Ricky Gervais

    Last week: 9

  • 9. Trevor Noah

    Last week: 10

  • 8. Colleen Ballinger

    Last week: 7

  • 7. Mike Epps

    Last week: 8

  • 6. Bill Maher

    Last week: 6

  • 5. Marlon Wayans

    Last week: 5

    In one post that added to his 20 percent boost in Instagram favorites in the Dec. 13-19 tracking week, Wayans congratulated Kobe Bryant in a Dec. 8 photo after the basketball star’s jersey numbers were retired. “You made it hard on us haters,” he wrote to Bryant.

  • 4. Tiffany Haddish

    Last week: 4

  • 3. Joe Rogan

    Last week: 2

  • 2. D.L. Hughley

    Last week: 3

  • 1. Kevin Hart

    Last week: 1

    Hart hosted 2017's final episode of Saturday Night Live (Dec. 16) and his third go-round as host gathered 16,000 Twitter mentions (up 89 percent). The actor/comedian also celebrated the release ofhis new film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle in U.S. theaters.