Kevin Hart, Tommy Chong Crown Top Comedians Social Media Ranking

6:50 AM 10/27/2018

by Kevin Rutherford

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 the lead of The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Comedians chart dated Oct. 31, while Tommy Chong 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 Oct. 23.

Joe Rogan, who two weeks ago (chart dated Oct. 17) reached No. 1 on Top Comedians for the first time, falls 2-3, with D.L. Hughley and Jessica “Jess Hilarious” Robin Moore staying stagnant at Nos. 4 and 5, respectively.

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. Desi Banks

    Last week: -

  • 9. Michael Blackson

    Last week: 10

  • 8. Colleen Ballinger

    Last week: 7

  • 7. Roseanne Barr

    Last week: 8

  • 6. Ricky Gervais

    Last week: 6

    Gervais’ 93 percent boost in Twitter favorites and 183 percent in retweets is due to his anti-trophy-hunting tweets (many of which ended up on his other social media). “No one needs ivory except an elephant,” read his biggest one on Oct. 20. “#FuckTrophyHunting.”
  • 5. Jessica Robin Moore

    Last week: 5

    The comedian known as Jess Hilarious grabbed a 114 percent gain in overall conversation on social media, along with 2 million Instagram favorites. In addition to an Oct. 18 Instagram post from Angel Brinks’ fashion show that garnered Moore her highest engagement, she also scored laughs with an Oct. 17 video complaining about when people at karaoke can “really sing.”

  • 4. D.L. Hughley

    Last week: 4

  • 3. Joe Rogan

    Last week: 2

  • 2. Tommy Chong

    Last week: 3

  • 1. Kevin Hart

    Last week: 1