There are two "firsts" in the list of highest-paid comedians that was put out by Forbes on Tuesday: For the first time in a decade, someone other than Jerry Seinfeld tops the rankings; and a woman is in the top 10 for the first time, according to Forbes' tally.
Kevin Hart ended Seinfeld's decade of dominating the list of highest-paid comedians in decisive fashion, using his tour of huge venues to earn $87.5 million — roughly double the $43.5 million that Seinfeld, the next-most successful comedian on the list, made in the same period from June 2015 to June 2016, Forbes reports.
Amy Schumer is the first woman to break into the list of comedy's top earners, with $17 million netting her the fourth spot in the rankings. And like Hart — who says on his Twitter bio, "My name is Kevin Hart and I WORK HARD!!" — Schumer is building on her recent success.
Schumer, 35, is on a world tour that will send her to Australia later this year; like Hart, she's currently playing U.S. venues that normally host NBA games. Her book, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, earned Schumer a $9 million advance last September and has become a best-seller since its release in August.
Hart, 37, is widening his exposure even more: He just launched a batch of for-pay "Kevmojis" that use his expressions to liven up smartphone texts, and his concert/action film What Now? will hit theaters on Oct. 14.