Edgar Martirosyan Is Pizza Delivery Guy Who Served The Stars At The Oscars
Ellen DeGeneres called up Big Mama’s and Papa’s Pizzeria on Sunday night to order a number of pizzas to feed the star-studded audience at the Academy Awards. Helping her hand out the pizzas was Big Mama’s and Papa’s owner Edgar Martirosyan.
Edgar Martirosyan Delivers Pizza To The Oscars
Martirosyan had no idea that he was about to be on live TV when he arrived at the Dolby Theater on Sunday night. He’d been told over the phone that the pizzas were for some writers. Before Martirosyan knew it, DeGeneres was escorting him out towards the Oscars stage.
“They told me I’m going to deliver pizzas for writers, and then when I went there, Ellen came out and told me, ‘Just follow me,’” Martirosyan told the New York Daily News. “When I was going, I realized I’m on the stage, and I just went. … I wasn’t nervous. I was cool. I was shocked. I didn’t know what was going on.”
"I'm thinking that's when you say American dream, this is really the American dream," Martirosyan told CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight.
Martirosyan, who had a busy Monday making media rounds, stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show to collect his sizeable tip. Whipping out Pharrell Williams' hat, DeGeneres pulled out a few hundred dollars, adding some cash of her own to make the total tip $1000.
"It was really crazy for me," said Martirosyan about the whole experience, adding that he was most excited about seeing August: Osage Country actress Julia Roberts, whom he’s long harbored a crush on.
While Martirosyan is enjoying his newfound fame, Big Mama’s and Papa’s Pizzeria is enjoying a nice uptick in business. "All of our locations are crazy busy right now," co-owner Ararat Agakhanyan told the Los Angeles Times. "We had no idea that our pizzas were going to be on TV. We're ordering supplies like mad, stocking up on cheese, pepperoni, sausage and boxes and shipping them out to the different stores."
– Chelsea Regan