Kevin Hart, Tommy Chong Rule Top Comedians Social Media Ranking

10:05 AM 2/10/2018

by Kevin Rutherford

Chong and Leslie Jones 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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Along with his newfound No. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Actors chart dated Feb. 14, Kevin Hart concurrently rules the Top Comedians chart for yet another week.

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. 6.

Tommy Chong, meanwhile, makes his chart debut at No. 3 (Cheech and Chong partner Cheech Marin has previously appeared on the tally), along with Saturday Night Live’s Leslie Jones, who debuts at No. 10.

Tiffany Haddish and Ricky Gervais also re-enter the chart, giving the latest ranking four debuts or re-entries. They replace Marlon Wayans, Colleen Ballinger, Kumail Nanjiani and Adam Sandler.

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. Leslie Jones

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    The Saturday Night Live star leaped 74 percent in Instagram favorites (546,000 overall) as she geared up for her second appearance as part of NBC’s Olympics coverage, following 2016’s broadcast. “OK, it’s official! Getting my gear!” she captioned a Feb. 2 with her Team USA-branded hoodie.

  • 9. Bill Maher

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    Last week: 10

  • 8. Ricky Gervais

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  • 7. Tiffany Haddish

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  • 6. Martin Lawrence

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    Last week: 6

  • 5. Mike Epps

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    Last week: 8

  • 4. Joe Rogan

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    Last week: 3

  • 3. Tommy Chong

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    One-half of long-running comedy duo Cheech and Chong, Chong, who also debuts at No. 18 on the Top Actors chart, landed 998,000 Instagram favorites and a 70 percent increase in new followers on the platform. The prolific poster, in addition to sharing multiple memes (surprise: most involved marijuana), also posted photos of himself, including a Feb. 2 photo while wearing a shirt endorsing Bernie Sanders for president.

  • 2. D.L. Hughley

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    Last week: 2

  • 1. Kevin Hart

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    Last week: 1