Judge Can't Moonlight As A Comedian, Court Says


Being a licensed lawyer with a part-time job as a judge on a municipal court would be enough of a career for most workers. But for 44-year-old New Jersey resident Vincent Sicari, the law has been merely just one of his career paths. About a decade ago he started working as a standup comic in New York City using the stage name "Vince August." His moonlighting has gone well: He's warmed up the crowds for Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report," and has scored regular spots at the famed comedy club, Carolines on Broadway. He performs around 250 gigs a year and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, which is what provides him with health benefits.

"August" has made a name for himself in the comedy world for an edgy brand of humor. He's known to rip children on stage, calling them "soft," "spoiled" and "creepy." In addition, his appearances on ABC's hidden-camera show, "What Would You Do?," have been marked, says The Associated Press, by the "homophobic" and "racist" characters he has portrayed.