As if I needed another reason to love me some Amy Schumer, she just gave me new one. While recently seeing the big, smash, musical hit “Hamilton” on Broadway, she purchased some drinks at the lobby bar. Her bill was $77, which means she probably bought two glasses of wine, a beer and a bottled water. (Shit’s expensive on Broadway.) When it came time to leave a tip, she thought back to her days as a bartender and waitress in New York City and left a 1298% tip. Yes, that’s right. She gave the bartender $1000 on a $77 check. The tip was split amongst all the bartenders and it undoubtedly made their night.
Amy later Tweeted about it:
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) March 20, 2016
This just goes to show you that once you’re a server, you’re always a server. It’s in your blood and if you have ever served for a living, you will never forget what it’s like to do it. It’s sorta like riding a bike except instead of the breeze blowing through your hair as you coast along the sidewalk balancing on two wheels, when you serve, you get grease stains on all your clothes as you swerve through your section balancing a stack of dirty dishes.
Thank you to Amy Schumer for being so generous to those bartenders at the Richard Rodgers Theater.
And just another reminder of how Amy’s past server life affects her comedy, check out this video about nut allergies. You just know it’s based on one of her real life experiences.