Edward Norton and Bryan Cranston to Play in Hank Azaria’s Charity Poker Tourney

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Edward Norton and Bryan Cranston to Play in Hank Azaria’s Charity Poker Tourney
08 May

It’s not all bad. Bleak times are here for sure, but some of the responses to the pandemic are truly heartwarming. Even as the president of the United States continues to advocate swapping human lives for a poll boosting bump in economic activity ahead of his re-election campaign. 

For example, poker pros and poker playing celebrities will be gathering (online) to gather donations during the Stars CALL For Action charity poker tournament. The tournament was the brain child of Hank Azaria – an amateur poker player and star of The Simpsons, The Smurfs, and the music video for Smash Mouth’s All Star – and Andy Bellin.

Other celebrities who have signed up include David Schwimmer, Amy Schumer, Brian Koppelman, Edward Norton, Bryan Cranston, Michael Cera and “and more…” all of who will have webcams on during the event. The tables and webcams will be streamed on Facebook, Youtube, and Twitch where there will be a donate button and commentary from James Hartigan and Lex Veldhuis.

Donations will be split evenly between Care International, an anti-poverty charity, and the Entertainment Industry Foundation which is running a program to support those affected by COVID-19.

Regular folks will also be able to play through a giveaway program that the PokerStars ambassadors will be running. Contest winners will compete amongst each other in a separate field to the celebrities. The two fields will then combine once each is down to one table.

The online MTT will be streamed on the 9th May 2020.

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Jon is a freelance writer and novelist who learned to play poker after watching Rounders in year 9. He has been giving away his beer money at cards ever since. Currently he is based in Bristol where he makes sporadic donations to the occasional live tournament or drunken late night Zoom session. He ...Read more


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