Michelle Wolf Returns to Top Comedians Social Media Ranking, Kevin Hart Leads

6:50 AM 12/1/2018

by Kevin Rutherford

The chart ranks the most popular comedians based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus.

Michelle Wolf
Michelle Wolf
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Michelle Wolf makes her first appearance on The Hollywood Reporter's Top Comedians chart in nearly seven months, while Kevin Hart spends his 57th week at No. 1 on the Dec. 5-dated list.

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 Nov. 27.

Wolf isn't the only comedian to re-enter the chart; Michael Blackson returns to the tally one spot above her at No. 9.

Colleen Ballinger also surges on the latest list, rising from No. 5 to No. 2 with a 96 percent boost in overall metrics.

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. Michelle Wolf

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    Wolf returns to Top Comedians for the first time since May. She scored an 807 percent Twitter likes boost with a Nov. 21 tweet reading, “I bet you’d be on my side if I had killed a journalist,” in response to President Donald Trump’s tweet saying that Wolf “bombed” at the last White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

  • 9. Michael Blackson

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    Last week: -

  • 8. Trevor Noah

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    Last week: 10

  • 7. Tiffany Haddish

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    Last week: 6

  • 6. Jessica Robin Moore

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    Last week: 8

  • 5. Ricky Gervais

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    Last week: 7

  • 4. Tommy Chong

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    Last week: 3

  • 3. Joe Rogan

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    Last week: 2

  • 3. Colleen Ballinger

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    Last week: 5

    Ballinger's 159 percent jump in Twitter likes and 114 percent boost in YouTube favorites are in large part thanks to a tweet in which she revealed her participation in the cameo-studded, Mean Girls-inspired music video for Ariana Grande's "Thank U, Next."

  • 1. Kevin Hart

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    Last week: 1