Municipal Judge Appeals Kibosh on 2nd Gig as Stand-Up Comedian
Posted Oct 15, 2010 6:29 AM CDT
By Martha Neil
Nixed when he sought permission to continue with his longstanding sideline as a stand-up comedian, a New Jersey municipal judge will soon explain his position to the state supreme court.
It has agreed to hear the appeals of South Hackensack Judge Vincenzo Sicari, 41, from the kibosh put on his sideline career earlier this year by the court's committee on extrajudicial activities, reports the New Jersey Law Journal.
The committee objected, in part, because some of Sicari's material--which he reportedly has said in the past could be considered "off-color or inappropriate"--could imply a bias that might translate to the bench. And, although he performs under the name of Vince August, audience members might recognize him as a judge.