Amy Schumer recently left a student waiter a $500 tip.
While having dinner at Peter’s Clam Bar in Long Island last weekend, Amy started talking to her waiter, Ryan, who told her he worked two jobs to pay for his college tuition. Even though she was only eating with one other person, she decided to leave Ryan a $500 tip on her reported $49 bill.
Schumer explained to E! News why she chooses to leave behind generous tips. She said she used to be a waitress and wants to help those who do well at their job.
“I waited tables for a long time, so when a waiter is sweet and does a good job I like to leave a really big tip,” she explained. “I do it all the time. I can’t believe it’s a news story but hey everybody should tip a lot that job is hard.”
“I left a chick $600 on a $100 tab,” she continued. “She was a great bartender in Boston at the Mandarin Oriental. I feel crazy lucky I’m in a position to do that.”
Along with being a very generous person, Schumer is also quite the prankster. Just last week, Amy was taking a run through Central Park when she saw a couple taking their engagement photos. Of course, she stopped and had to get in one of the pictures.
“We were taking engagement photos and ending the day in Central Park near the reservoir on 86th street on the East Side. As we are snapping photos, someone running by [all of a] sudden screams, ‘Oh my God, are you guys taking engagement photos? Lemme get in one!’ I thought it was a little weird, but I said yes anyways,” Alisha Siegel, the couple’s photographer, told Us Weekly.
“She took off her sunglasses, we snapped a quick pic, and right after she says, ‘You guys know I’m like reeeal famous.’ I take another look — it hit me that it was Amy Schumer!” Siegel added. “We all cracked up, and then she continued on her afternoon jog in Central Park.
“They were just as stunned,” Siegel recalled. “I think we were all in shock that it had actually happened.”
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