Mike Epps to host BET Hip-Hop Awards

Ceremony scheduled to air Oct. 27

Actor/comedian Mike Epps has been named host of the fourth annual BET Hip-Hop Awards slated to air Oct. 27 at 8 p.m.

The award show will be taped Oct. 10 at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta.

In addition to his hosting duties on the Hip-Hop Awards, Epps will star in Showtime's one-hour standup comedy special, Mike Epps' "Under-rated and Never Faded: Live from Detroit" premiering on Saturday, Oct. 3.

His first hip-hop comedy album, "Funny Bidness," featuring collaborations with Snoop Dogg, Kid Rock and Slim Thug, is being released Oct. 27.

Cossette Prods. is producing the telecast.

BET's Stephen G. Hill and Lynne Harris-Taylor are executive producing.