Ellen Gives The Oscars Pizza Guy His Tip
Edgar Martirosyan has become the most famous pizza delivery man in the world after getting a call to deliver pizza to Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre on Oscar night. When his pizza shop Big Mama’s and Papa’s Pizza got the call, he thought he was delivery the pies to some hungry writers. When he arrived, Edger was in for a surprise when he was escorted on stage by Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres in front of Hollywood elite and 43 million viewers.
Edger, dressed in his red cap and apron, followed Ellen around the audience and handed out slices of pizza to A-list stars including Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep, Kevin Spacey, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence.
After the gag, Ellen admitted she didn’t have any money on her to give Edger a well-deserved tip, so she asked some of the multi-million dollar stars in the seats to pitch in for the tip. She passed around a Pharrell-style hat to the likes of studio exec Harvey Weinstein, Brad Pitt and Kevin Spacey and managed to collect a $1,000 tip for him.
Ellen invited Edger on her show the next day to talk about the experience, which he said “I was shocked. It was really crazy.”
Watch his whole interview on Ellen in the clip below.