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.


She Leads, You Follow: ‘Hamilton’ Opening Night Edition

Summer often brings an onslaught of new movies to the big screen, with premieres and screenings happening every other day of the week. But this week, the Great White Way’s Richard Rogers Theatre played host to a debut of its own on August 6 — the opening night of the new musical “Hamilton.” 

As would be expected of a highly-anticipated Broadway musical’s opening night, the event turned out to be a star-studded affair filled with couture looks. The only problem this creates is deciding which was better: the musical or the fashion!

First to dazzle on the red carpet prior to the show was none other than Sarah Jessica Parker. According to InStyle, Parker stunned on the red carpet in an emerald green Elie Saab Haute Couture ballgown featuring a sparkly intricate embroidery and hidden side pockets. She offset her formal gown with natural hair and makeup, while adorning her wrists with green and white bangles.

Girls star Allison Williams strut her stuff down the red carpet in another head-turning look, wearing a silver beaded top and trouser set. She polished off her look with pin straight hair, a bold lip and pale pink teardrop earrings.

Although Parker and Williams are styled for the red carpet, there are some things we can learn from their formal style to apply to the way we dress everyday.

  1. Jewel tones are dazzling – Sara Jessica Parker’s emerald green ballgown shows us just how flattering jewel tones can be. In fact, jewel tones — like emerald green, amethyst purple and ruby red — are universally flattering colors, since they are rich, deep and highly saturated. To start working these colors into your wardrobe, start with accessories like a great leather handbag or even a pair of flats to try out the tones in small amounts. Once you find your favorite jewel-inspired colors, go for a top or a dress, and you’ll be surprised how much these tones will warm up your complexion.
  2. Elongate with wide-legged silhouettes – Allison Williams’ wide-legged trouser look is the perfect example of how flattering this style can be. Wide-legged trousers are the ultimate camouflage piece to add to your wardrobe, because when they start at the natural waist (as Williams’ trousers do), they create the illusion of your legs beginning at the waist, making them look much longer than they are. This style is also helpful in disguising a wider hip, since the leg of the trouser falls straight to the floor from the widest part of the hip. Pick up a pair of these trousers in the classic neutrals (black and navy) to start, and then work up to printed and embellished styles. To keep the legline long, just be sure that the material doesn’t pool around your ankles. To complete the illusion, pair these classy trousers with a sky-high heel, and you’ll have a perfect night-on-the-town look.