Kevin Hart's VMAs Appearance Boosts Him Up Top Comedians Chart

6:50 AM 8/25/2018

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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D.L. Hughley racks up a third straight week — and sixth week total — at No. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Comedians chart dated Aug. 29.

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 Aug. 21.

Hughley once again leads Colleen Ballinger, who’s been behind Hughley at No. 2 for each of the past three weeks.

Dennis Miller, meanwhile, re-enters the chart at No. 8, while Kathy Griffin moves 6-5 to return to the top five.

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. Joe Rogan

    Last week: 8

  • 9. Chelsea Peretti

    Last week: 9

  • 8. Dennis Miller

    Last week: -

  • 7. Tommy Chong

    Last week: 5

  • 6. Bill Maher

    Last week: 7

  • 5. Kathy Griffin

    Last week: 6


    “Celebrating the Manafort and Cohen verdicts… topless, naturally,” Griffin tweeted Aug. 21, showing a video of her dancing topless by a window with her back to the camera. The tweet was one of Griffin’s most-liked in the tracking week, helping her to a 33 percent boost in likes to 378,000 overall.

  • 4. Ricky Gervais

    Last week: 3

  • 3. Kevin Hart

    Last week: 4

    The comedian/actor jumps 4-3 on the chart after metrics bumps that include a 33 percent boost in Instagram followers week-over-week (249,000 total in the Aug. 15-21 tracking week). In addition to continuing to promote his upcoming film Night School, out Sept. 28, Hart also posted from the MTV Video Music Awards, at which he presented the night's first award — and did a short comedy routine — alongside Tiffany Haddish.

  • 2. Colleen Ballinger

    Last week: 2

  • 1. D.L. Hughley

    Last week: 1