Iconic actor and comedian Chris Tucker will be hosting this year’s BET Awards, taking place at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday June 30th.

Samuel. L .Jackson hosted the Award show last year and although he did a good job there is nothing like a good comedian to keep crowds entertained. Tucker is well known for his role in the Friday franchize as well as the Rush Hour movies, and recently hit the big screen again after a long hiatus in the Oscar-Nominated movie Silver Linings Playbook. His charisma and animated character will go down a treat at this years award show.

To revamp the award show this year BET introduces The BET Experience LA LIVE – a three day event taking place June 28-30 featuring performances from the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, J. Cole, Miguel, ScHoolboy Q, The Jacksons, R. Kelly, New Edition, Erykah Badu and The Roots, plus comedy from Cedric the Entertainer – with Beyoncé also kicking off her “Mrs. Carter” North American tour at the BET Experience at L.A. Live on Friday, June 28th.

This year BET has opened up the award show to the public and fans will be able to purchase tickets to attend the ceremony. For ticket information on both the BET Experience LA Live and the BET Awards visit BET.com.