Schumer leaves big tip for ‘Hamilton’ bartenders

No matter how famous a person gets, some manage to never forget where they began their journey — and then help those starting in a similar position.

Such was the case when Amy Schumer attended a March 19 performance of the Broadway hit musical “Hamilton.” According to Us Weekly, the comedian and boyfriend Ben Hanisch racked up a $77 bar tab with their friends while watching the performance, and while Schumer left a tip, it was much more generous than staffer Madeleine DeJohn could have expected: the tip totaled $1000.

Us Weekly says that the New York Daily News reported the tip as the biggest one ever received by the “Hamilton” bar staff. “I was very touched,” DeJohn told the Daily News. “It was just something so generous and so kind that you don’t see every day.”

DeJohn took to Twitter to public expressly her thanks to the Trainwreck star, to which Schumer replied, “I’ve been there, I get it.”

With Schumer’s tweet referring to her own time as an up-and-coming comedian in which she worked as a bartender and waitress in New York, it seems that her past resonated with the present situation of the bartenders:  each of them are aspiring actors as well, reports Us Weekly.

Schumer responded to a tweet from CBS New York about the generous tip, expressing her appreciation for the staff. “Lots of love to my fellow bartenders and artists. I’m grateful to them and the cast and crew for another great night.”

This is not the first time Schumer has overtipped; in June 2015, the comedian left a $500 tip after eating a $49 meal at Peter’s Clam Bar in Long Island, New York. The 1000 percent tip in that instance was left for the waiter, Ryan, who was a student working two jobs to pay for his college tuition.


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