Kevin Hart tops highest-paid comedians list as Amy Schumer becomes first woman to appear

Kevin Hart is literally laughing all the way to the bank.

The funnyman has topped the Forbes magazine list of the highest-paid comedians in the US with earnings of $87.5 million (£67.2 million).

Kevin, who had roles in the films Central Intelligence and Secret Life Of Pets as well as his lucrative What Now? comedy tour, dethrones long-time earnings leader Jerry Seinfeld, who made $43.5 million (£33.4 million).

The magazine compiled the estimated income from June 2015 to June 2016.

Amy Schumer made her list debut, landing in fourth place behind Terry Fator with earnings of $17 million (£13 million).

The Trainwreck star is the only woman to ever make the highest-paid comedians list.

Jeff Dunham was in fifth with $13.5 million (£10.4 million), Dave Chappelle was next with $13 million (£10 million) and Jim Gaffigan earned $12.5 million (£9.6 million) for seventh place.

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