You can always rely on Cedric The Entertainer to get the red-carpet rocking ahead of an industry bash. Real name Cedric Antonio Kyles, the American actor and comedian showed up at the 2013 BET Honors last week to really liven things up! The Steve Harvey Show alum looked in his element posing for photographers and chatting with fellow guests.

It was a typical grand entrance from the funny-man, though the waiting press pack were perhaps more keen to snap Avatar star Laz Alonso, who also attended the event, and Anthony Anderson from All About The Andersons. Other high profile arrivals included R&B and soul producers Jimmy Jam and Terry lewis, BET chairman Debra Lee and Ava Coleman, Whose Line Is It Anyway? comedian Wayne Brady and WNBA player Lisa Leslie and husband MICHAEL LOCKWOOD.

It was the sixth year of the annual BET Honors, which highlights the achievements of African Americans and is known for its blend of glamor, inspiration and humor. This year's ceremony was hosted by Gabrielle Union and honored the likes of Halle Berry, Chaka Khan, T.D. Jakes and music executive Clarence Avant. Performances were provided by Alicia Keys, Brandy and Erykah Badu.