Supreme Court to rule on whether comedian can keep his job as a judge

By | February 25, 2013 at 11:26 am | 8 comments | News | Tags: , ,

Vince August has been a well-established comedian for years, working as a warm-up comic for the Daily Show with Jon Stewart and as a regular performer at Carolines on Broadway, one of the most respected comedy venues in the country. During the same time, however, August (real name: Vince A. Sicari) has also been en equally established lawyer and municipal judge.

When he’s not making people laugh, Sicari works as a municipal judge in South Hackensack, a small town in Bergen County, New Jersey. But that may soon change. Because of a state ethics board’s claim that his job as a stand-up might “negatively affect the dignity of the Judiciary” the New Jersey Supreme Court tomorrow will hear the case that will determine whether he has to quit his job as a comedian if he wants to remain a part-time judge, a position that pays $13,000 a year.

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