Professional Tipper

Watch the Professional Tipper sketch from Portlandia’s Nina’s Birthday episode. This should actually be someone’s job. Get on it, capitalism.


Sometimes a dinner bill is so large and so complicated that you have to call in a professional for help. From “Portlandia” Season 3, Episode 3, which aired last week, and which might be the best episode the show has done, here’s the Professional Tipper, a tribute to The Wolf from “Reservoir Dogs.”

The back story: everything about Nina’s very complicated, convoluted birthday is a pain in the ass for everyone involved, including the couple at the end of the table who had to take a “birthday loan” out from the bank in order to attend Nina’s party. Now comes the bill and…



Author: Joe Donatelli

Joe Donatelli is a writer in Los Angeles. He publishes The Humor Columnist.