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Amy Schumer Leaves Ginormous Tip For Student Waiter With 2 Jobs

06/15/2015 11:38am ET | Updated June 15, 2015
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 01: Amy Schumer arrives for the 'Late Show with David Letterman' at Ed Sullivan Theater on April 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images)

After finishing a recent meal at Long Island restaurant Peter's Clam Bar, comedian Amy Schumer left her server a $500 tip on the $49 bill, as first reported by The New York Post.

That equates to more than a 1,000 percent tip -- a lavish reward far beyond the customary 20 percent.

The restaurant's manager told The Huffington Post that the star of "Inside Amy Schumer" ordered "a cup of soup and a couple of appetizers" when she dined a couple of weekends ago. The soup may have been top notch, but apparently it wasn't the only factor that influenced the funny lady to such generosity. The Post reported Monday that Schumer and her server, Ryan, shared an "engaging, animated conversation" during which she learned he was a college student working two jobs to pay for school.

Perhaps she felt connected to him on a more personal level: Before making it big, the Long Island native waited tables and tended bar in New York City in between auditions.

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