They say good things come to those who wait, and that couldn’t be more true for Edgar Martirosyan, the unsuspecting pizza delivery man who made his national television debut on Sunday, March 2, delivering three Big Mama’s & Papa’s pies to the star-studded audience at the 86th annual Academy Awards.
Immediately after his delivery there were reports that Martirosyan left empty-handed, but his patience was rewarded with a whopping $1,000 tip when he appeared on “The Ellen Show” on Monday. DeGeneres revealed that she used Pharrell’s hat to collect $600 from the audience, and topped it off with $400 of her own money.
Martirosyan also revealed that his delivery wasn’t a pre-planned stunt and he was just as surprised as the audience to discover he’d be bringing pizza to the likes of Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence and one of his favorite actresses, Julia Roberts.
According to Martirosyan, he got a call to deliver 20 pizzas for the writers of the show at the Dolby Theatre, only to be led on stage by DeGeneres, completely unaware of where she was really taking him.
If there is a lesson to be learned from this, it’s always follow Ellen DeGeneres without a second thought.