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8th Annual Ed Asner & Friends Celebrity Poker Tournament

Emmy-award winning actor Ed Asner is hosting the 8th Annual Ed Asner & Friends Celebrity Poker Tournament on August 29 and you can watch the live stream right here at PokerNews on August 29 from 5:00 p.m. PST.

Previous star-studded editions of this charity poker tournament have taken place at a live venue, but the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has put paid to those plans this year. The charity is collaborating with Faded Spade to ensure the event can still go ahead, so dozens of celebrities are taking to the Faded Spade virtual felt this weekend to help raise money for charity.

More than 250 guests are expected to log in and play poker for this fantastic cause. Some of those guests are the biggest names in entertainment.

Tune in to the live stream to watch the likes of Tom Hanks, Sex In The City star Kim Cattrall, Jack Black, Star Trek legend William Shatner, Harrison Ford, and Mia Farrow take to the virtual felt.

Plenty of the A-list celebrity entrants are also keen poker players. We’re talking about Ben Affleck, Jason Alexander, Don Cheadle, and Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston.

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Celebrities Playing in the Ed Asner & Friends Celebrity Poker Tournament

Ed AsnerNick OffermanHowie Mandel
Stephen MoyerDavid ArquetteNicholas Gonzalez
Clancy BrownTom HanksJames Cromwell
Michael ChiklusDylan McDermottDave Foley
Richard SchiffRon FunchesBen Affleck
Vincent D’OnofrioDaryl HannahBrad Garrett
William ShatnerMaureen McCormickLou Diamond Phillips
Jack BlackHolly Robinson PeeteThomas Gibson
B.D. WongBrent SpinerRob Schneider
Matthew ModineRosie O’DonnellLucy Lawless
Anna PaquinJason AlexanderWilliam Zabka
Greg GrunbergMike MillsBryan Cranston
Kim CattrallTom ArnoldRosanna Arquette
Weird Al YankovicGreg ProopsTom Peterson
Don CheadleDanny BonaduceSteven Weber
Darius RuckerWill ClarkWillie Garson
Mia FarrowSteve LukatherRandy Rainbow
Peter FramptonHarrison FordAdam Goldberg

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Those reaching the final table will win a poker-related prize, while non-poker player or people who can’t play in this event can tune into the live stream and participate in a silent auction.

All the celebrities playing in this charity event are signing a special jersey that is being auctioned off. The same celebrities are also signing special bounty t-shorts that will be sent out to anyone who busts them from the tournament.

The Ed Asner Family Center is dedicated to helping and assisting individuals with autism, development delays, and other special needs. Ed Asner has a son and grandsons on the autism spectrum so it is a cause close to the acting legend’s heart.

“This is my favorite event of the year. Not just because the dollars go to helping keep the programs of the center running. But, because of the inclusive, ‘leave your ego at the door’ fun of it. It’s unlike any other event that I can think of,” Asner wrote on the event’s website.

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