While the argument over tipping etiquette (and whether or not we still need tips) rages on, Amy Schumer clearly still believes in the power of a good, old-fashioned mega-tip. Last night, Schumer got to see Hamilton, the hottest ticket in town (no fakes for her), and she left a very generous tip for the bartenders.
Bartender Madeleine DeJohn, who posted the receipt above, told us that Schumer gave a $1,000 tip on a $77 bill. She said that Schumer had been to the show a couple of times already.
"Last night, our house manager gave us her order before the show and we filled it," she told us. "Then at intermission, a member of her party came to the bar with another order and when he handed the receipt to my co-worker, he said, 'Amy wants to make sure you get this.' My co-worker looked at it and didn't know what to say. She showed it to me and I was equally speechless. We've served a lot of celebrities at Hamilton and we've received some nice tips but never before had I seen a tip that even came close to this one."
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DeJohn called Schumer incredibly gracious, and said that her fellow bartenders were very thankful for her support: "Most of the bartenders in my company are artists, myself included, and this is our survival job while we try to 'make it,'" she said. "Amy knows what it's like to struggle in the service industry while trying to find success. When she came to the bar a few months ago and put $80 in our tip jar, I went up to her and thanked her and she basically was like, 'Of course, I've been there, I get it, you guys are great.' I've never encountered this kind of generosity before."
Schumer posted a few photos from the theater as well:
Is it really a coincidence that this happened the same weekend that notorious anti-tipping activist Steve Cuozzo changed his mind about banning tips?