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

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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).

Amy Schumer
Amy Schumer has come in fourth place on the highest-paid comedians list by Forbes (Rich Fury/AP/PA)

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
Jeff Dunham made the list (Peter Kramer/AP/PA)

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.