Actor and comedian Wayne Brady has been announced as the host for the 2014 Bet Honors, a star studded night celebrating distinguished Africans Americans performing at exceptional levels in the areas of music, literature, entertainment, media, service and education.
The ceremony will be taped at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, February 8 and will premiere on BET on Monday, February 26 at 9 p.m. EST.
“We are excited to have Wayne Brady host BET HONORS this year. He made the most of his moment on the show last year and we knew pretty much immediately after that he was the multi-hyphenate talent we wanted leading this year’s festivities,” said Stephen Hill, President of Music Programming and Specials for BET Networks. “Wayne will dazzle and amaze and we can’t wait.”
Brady expressed his excitement about hosting the BET Honors in a statement. “Being able to host the BET HONORS in our nation’s capital is definitely ‘Bucket List’ material for me. Not too often do you get to pay homage to the industry icons you look up to, in front of your peers. I’m honored to be part of the legacy BET has built with this award show,” said Wayne Brady.
BET Honors has celebrated many successful African-Americans including Cicely Tyson, Jamie Foxx, Iman, Herbie Hancock, Whitney Houston, Queen Latifah, Sean “Diddy” Combs an d others.