After returning to the big screen in a great way with his supporting role in ‘Silver Linings Playbook’, comedian-actor Chris Tucker has been picked to host the 2013 BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 30th. Tucker, known for his roles as such films as ‘Friday’, ‘Money Talks’ and the ‘Rush Hour’ series, says in a statement he’s “honored” and “looking forward to being part of a really great show.”

Also on tap is BET’s first foray into the festival game with the first-ever BET Experience At L.A. Live! The three day festival kicks off Friday, June 28th with Beyoncé headlining the North American leg of her Mrs. Carter’s Show World Tour at Staples Center and will continue with comedy, gospel, music concerts, seminars, film screenings, tapings of 106 & Park and more.