Women Take Three of Top Five on Top Comedians Social Media Ranking for First Time Since June

6:50 AM 1/12/2019

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 and Joe Rogan retain the top two spots on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Comedians chart for the second week in a row, while Jessica “Jess Hilarious” Moore shoots 9-3 on the Jan. 16-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 Jan. 8.

Colleen Ballinger and Kathy Griffin round out the top five; along with Moore, they mark only the second time in the chart’s history (it began in June 2017) that at least three women were in the top five simultaneously. Previously, on the June 13, 2018-dated tally, Roseanne Barr, Kathy Griffin, Sarah Silverman and Chelsea Peretti each hit the top five.

The latest list’s two entrants are Michael Blackson, re-entering at No. 8, and Wayne “Kountry Wayne” Colley, who debuts at No. 10.

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. Kountry Wayne

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    Last week: -

    The comedian, real name Wayne Colley, saw a 58 percent boost in Instagram favorites, plus 92,000 followers, while responding to rumors that he and fellow comedian Jessica “Jess Hilarious” Moore (No. 3) are dating, despite his wife saying their divorce is not yet finalized.

  • 9. D.L. Hughley

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    Last week: 8

  • 8. Michael Blackson

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    Last week: -

  • 7. Tommy Chong

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    Last week: 5

  • 6. Ricky Gervais

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    Last week: 3

  • 5. Kathy Griffin

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    Last week: 7

  • 4. Colleen Ballinger

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    Last week: 4

  • 3. Jess Hilarious

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    Last week: 9

     

    Sure, Jess may be in the midst of the aforementioned drama with Kountry Wayne, but her biggest post of the week didn’t reference it at all; instead, her Jan. 5 upload showing her son freestyle rapping while she reacted alongside him earned 1.5 million views on Instagram.

  • 2. Joe Rogan

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    Last week: 2

  • 1. Kevin Hart

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    Last week: 1