Latifah, Eve, Cube & LL Nominated For BET Comedy Awards

Queen Latifah, Ice Cube, Eve and LL Cool J were nominees for BET’s first

annual BET Comedy Awards.

The new awards

show takes place on September 28 at the Pasadena Civic Center in Pasadena, California.

The awards show

will be broadcast live and aims to recognize the achievements of “urban

comedians” and will be hosted by veteran actor/comedian/radio personality

Steve Harvey.

Performers at the

First Annual BET Comedy Awards include Jamie Foxx, Chris Rock, Wanda Sykes,

213 which features Snoop, Warren G. and Nate Dogg.

The Wayans family

will receive the inaugural BET Comedy Icon Award, for their long legacy of providing

humor in the field of comedy.

“The Bernie

Mac Show,” “The Parkers,” “Girlfriends,” “My

Wife and Kids,” “Chappelle’s Show,” “White Girls”

and “Barbershop 2” led with the most nods.

"In four short

years, we set a precedent with the BET Awards as the most-watched awards show

among African Americans, thanks to the industry supporters

who embraced it and the millions of fans who tuned in," Debra Lee, BET’s

President and Chief Operating Officer said. "Now we’re taking that momentum

in a new direction, creating the first major awards ceremony dedicated to urban

comedy which salutes the incredible talent of the performers, directors and

writers that create it.”

BET will televise

an encore presentation of the awards show on Tuesday, October 12 at 9 PM.

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