NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Sunday, March 20, 2016, 7:11 PM
Amy Schumer dropped a lot of Benjamins with a $ 1,000 tip for the bartenders at “Hamilton” on Saturday night.
The “Trainwreck” star’s generous tip for a $ 77 bill left Broadway hit “Hamilton’s” bar staff speechless, Madeleine DeJohn, an aspiring actor and bartender at the theater, told the Daily News.
“I was very touched, it was just something so generous and so kind that you don’t see every day,” she said.
The mega-tip wasn’t Schumer’s first helping hand for the bar staff at “Hamilton,” DeJohn said.
The last time the comedian showed up at the bar, she gave an $ 80 tip for a $ 40 bill, the bartender told The News.
When DeJohn thanked the actress then for the generosity, Schumer told her, “I’ve been there, I get it,” the bartender recalled.
Amy Schumer in the audience for Broadway’s hit musical “Hamilton.”
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Amy Schumer also took a photo with the cast when she went to see “Hamilton.”
Schumer, who waited tables and worked as a bartender in New York City before her career took off, gave the “Hamilton” bar staff the biggest tip they had ever seen before, the employee said.
Schumer, who used to be a bartender and waitress, left the largest tip these bartenders have ever seen.
“I’d like to think if I become that successful, that I can do the same,” DeJohn said. “She’s been one of us. She reminded me that there’s still a lot of good in the world.”
The $ 1,000 tip was split up among the six staffers who were working the bar that night, all who are also aspiring actors.
DeJohn said she hopes Schumer returns to the theater to see “Hamilton” again — not for a repeat of the massive tip, but so she can thank the comedian in person.