Friday, September 20, 2013
The New Jersey Supreme Court has held that a "judge's acting and comedy career is incompatible with the Code of Judicial Conduct and therefore [the judge] may not serve as a municipal court judge while continuing that career."
The judge goes by the stage name of Vince August and has played roles in a reality show called What Would You Do? Among the roles were are person engaging in racial profiling, a waiter who refused to serve to serve an interracial father and daughter, and a homophobic bar patron.
The court agreed with the opinion of the Advisory Committee on Extrajudicial Activities.
The judge has had a dual carrer as attorney and comedian. He "appeared regularly as a stand-up comedian at a noted comedy club in New York City." (Mike Frisch)