There is no better place to address the issue of gun violence in the United States than Chuck Lorre’s house.
According to Variety, Lorre, who created Two and a Half Men, Dharma & Greg, and The Big Bang Theory, hosted the Democratic Party fundraiser. Roughly 30 people were in attendance for the discussion with President Obama. Tickets to the event sold for as much as $33,400. Proceeds went to the Democratic National Committee.
The guest list included Conan O’Brien, Matthew Perry, Kiefer Sutherland, and James Burrows. The meeting, billed as an ‘intimate discussion with the President,” lasted for an hour and fifteen minutes.
After Obama left Lorre’s home, he swung by Tyler’s Perry’s house for another fundraiser. This event was larger, hosting 250 people at a price of $2,500 per ticket. Obama addressed the crowd of supporters regarding the shootings in Charleston, South Carolina. Obama said, ““To see such a horrific event unfold like that is particularly shocking and it’s a reminder that we’ve got a lot of work to do,”
He added that, “At some point, we as a country have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries.”
The influential names in attendance at Perry’s home included actress January Jones, Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner, former NBA player Jason Collins, and Netflix’s head of content Ted Sarandos.