Jim Carrey Thrills New York City Waitress By Leaving A $225 Tip

Jim Carrey has left one New York City waitress a very happy camper after dropping a $225 tip on a $151 meal during an evening out in the Big Apple.

The 53-year-old actor stopped by for a bit to eat at the Chester restaurant at the Gansevoort Hotel in the Meatpacking District, which is a "vibrant bar" that serves "traditional American food," according to its website. Either the meal was very good, the service was outstanding, or maybe the actor was just in a very generous mood — whatever the reason, the waitress had a very good evening.

Carrey, who is touted as a big-hearted kind of guy, dined with pals. According to the New York Post, Carrey and his dining buddies were said to be in very "good" spirits when they ordered sparkling water, a bottle of ­pinot noir wine, lemon chicken, and a quinoa dish from the restaurant's menu.
"Everyone seemed to be in a good mood."
The Yes Man actor is not the only big star who likes to tip big when he goes out.

According to MSN, Kim Kardashian-West once left a $300 tip when she ate a $200 lunch at Brennan's restaurant in New Orleans last summer. However, Amy Schumer may have topped them all when she left a $500 tip for a student working at Peter's Clam Bar in Long Island, New York, despite her bill only coming to $49 last year.

It seems as if Jim Carrey has had a delightful few days in NYC. On Friday, the funny man celebrated with Jerry Lewis as the veteran comedian marked his 90th birthday at New York's Friars Club.

The event was mentioned on the Jim Carrey Online website.

"Artists should be celebrated everyday, no matter in what circunstances [sic]. But birthdays are especial [sic] dates when you are still able to tell people how much they meant to us.

"Jerry Lewis is a well known comedian and he celebrated his 90th birthday at the New York's Friars Club, along side many people, including Jim Carrey!

"The comedian isn't a stranger to the club since it has become his second home. His name is on the front of the building and there's plenty of photos of him inside."

Jim Carrey and Jerry Lewis had dinner with close friends and celebrities like Robert De Niro prior to a tribute to the comedian, which was attended by many friends and family. After the tribute, roughly 200 people took some time to crack some jokes and share stories to honor the legendary artist.

Not all of the jokes were about Jerry Lewis. According to the Tri-City Herald, there were plenty of R-rated jokes about Donald Trump, Monica Lewinsky, doctors, sex and growing old from speakers including Jim Carrey, Richard Belzer, Freddie Roman, and Max Alexander.

Apart from some well-intentioned wisecracks, Lewis was honored as a comic master, inspiration, and, for Belzer, a savior.

"My mother was very physical; she used to be beat me up or give me an enema for punishment. Once in a while I would do a Jerry shtick... and my mother would laugh and sometimes not hit me."
Lewis, whose birthday was last month, took it all in on the side of the dais, where he laughed and cried, before he took his turn at the podium to remind the world that entertainers are often shown very little and deserve a bit more from the crowd.
"A performer can stand there and feel empty, because he has done very well, but he doesn't hear anything of any consequence. They deserve a lot more, so let's consider the fact that a performer will be there for you to entertain you and all they want from you is an acknowledgement that they've been there, OK?"
Surely Jim Carrey exuded the same generosity to his friend Jerry Lewis that he did to the lucky waitress at the Chester.

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