"That website takes forever! By the time I'm able to enroll in Obamacare, I'm going to be eligible for Medicare!" he said.
Of course, you have to wonder why a guy would give up a lucrative career in trading for a career that usually pays more in laughs than it does dollars.
"Sometimes in life, money isn't the only thing," he said (to the collective gasp of Wall Street). "I was burned out a bit and decided to take a hiatus—and this is where I ended up."
And, uh, what do his parents think about his decision?
"My parents have been very supportive … but probably not what they envisioned when they paid for Wharton," he said, adding that when he told his parents he'd be performing at CNBC, his dad said, "Ask them for a job!"
His competition includes all kinds of Wall Street types, from traders to investment bankers and financial advisors. Click here to watch some of the other contenders in the battle for "Funniest Person in Finance."
The winner will be announced at the finals on Nov. 13 at Gotham Comedy Club.
—By CNBC's Cindy Perman
Cindy Perman is the commentary editor for CNBC.com, as well as the author of the Pony Blog and the book, "New York Curiosities." Disclosure: She has performed stand-up comedy at Gotham Comedy Club. Follow her on Twitter @CindyPerman.
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