Getting tickets to Hamilton on Broadway is a New York feat on par with getting a table at Rao’s, but if you’re Amy Schumer, it’s probably a little bit easier than for us normal folk. But while plenty of celebrities and rich people get special treatment, not many respond to that privilege by treating the theater bar staff to a month’s rent.
According to Gothamist, that’s exactly what Schumer did when she tipped $1,000 on a $77 tab. The bartender, Madeleine DeJohn, posted a photo of the receipt to Instagram, thanking Schumer for the gratuity.
Gothamist caught up with DeJohn to hear what happened:
DeJohn said that Schumer has been to the show a few times, and that she left an $80 tip on a previous occasion. The comedian, who was a bartender before hitting it big, told Dejohn, “Of course, I’ve been there, I get it, you guys are great.”
DeJohn and her coworkers are all artists or actors, working to finance their creative goals. Schumer just helped them and set an example for other celebrities who might slip up in the tipping department.