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Joking Judge says his side job as a comedian is ethical

New Jersey Supreme Court will decide if Judge Vince Sicari can keep telling jokes

It’s one thing for a judge to have a second job to supplement his income, but when that second job is as a successful comic, some in the legal field cry ethics foul. But lawyers for Judge Vince Sicari—who moonlights as a comedian—see it differently, and argued their case in front of a New Jersey Supreme Court on Tuesday.

In 2008, a state ethics committee ruled that Sicari could no longer work as a paid comedian. Sicari, who goes by the stage name Vince August, makes $13,000 a year as a part-time judge and used the comic gigs to help supplement his income—opening up for shows such as “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and “The Colbert Report.”


Cathleen Flahardy

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