Chris Rock on Hosting BET Awards: 'I've Got A Lot of Jokes I Want to Get Off My Chest'

The comedian discussed how he is preparing for the award show and what fans can expect from his new comedy tour.
2:24 | 06/29/14

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It is a big fight for Chris rock. Just hours from now, he'll be hosting the B.E.T. Awards, the grand finale to a larger B.E.T. Weekend experience. He's so funny. A huge gig to be sure. He's also looking ahead to doing something he hasn't done in years. Getting back on tour. Maybe with another big name. Rachel smith has more. Chris rock. Reporter: He's played the hosting gig numerous time for the mtv video music awards. Even Hollywood's biggest event, the oscars. It's kind of like the def Oscar jam tonight. Reporter: He's taking the B.E.T. Awards stage. I'm inviting everybody to join me. Reporter: As host for the first time. Why now? I have a lot of jokes I want to get off my chest. I have always liked the B.E.T. Awards. Reporter: It's an awards show jam-packed with star power, including performances from pharrell, John legend, Lionel Richie. ? All night long ? how are you prepping for this big awards show? I'm going on stage at a bunch of comedy clubs, working on jokes. Reporter: Really? . Same way I prepared Forrer the mtv awards and the oscars. Reporter: He's preparing for a comedy tour, too. Possibly kicking off this fall. The black plague tour? Reporter: And Kanye helped you out. The name black plague came up and I said are you going to use that. He said, no. I said, hand it over. Reporter: I'm hearing Dave Chappel could do this tour. Do your kids think you're cool? My kids think I'm, you know, a dork for a lack of a better -- no kids think their parents are cool. Reporter: Chris will likely be racking up major cool points with his kids when he trox B.E.T. Awards tonight. So you know I gotta make this special. Reporter: For "Good morning America," Rachel smith, ABC news, Los Angeles. He's one of the best. Do yourselves a favor at home. Look up his interview with George stephanopoulos from a few years back, it was hilarious. I'm not just plugging our show. It was really funny.

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