New Jersey Judge Vincenzo Sicari -- alias comic "Vince August" -- is in an ethics pickle. Like many stand-up comics, his material is a mix of ranting and self-deprecating jokes about his personal life, racial stereotypes and society, but the Advisory Committee on Extrajudicial Activities said he can't decide cases by day and do shtick by night. His term on the bench ends Dec. 31, but Sicari isn't taking the ultimatum lying down. He's asked the state Supreme Court for review, and the justices have agreed to hear the case.
Judge-cum-Comedian's Appeal Tests N.J. Court System's Sense of Humor
New Jersey Law Journal
October 15, 2010