Jealous of someone who is comfortable spending $200 on a gag knowing he’s about to lose his job.
It says he's an aspiring comedian, so maybe he views it as an investment in his next career.
And he's currently in advertising, and already has a new job lined up lined up with a different marketing firm. Yeah, I'm betting that he viewed it as an unconventional way to raise his profile in the job market. And it seems to have worked!