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Why This Man Left His Career As A Judge To Pursue Stand-Up Comedy

"I kind of satisfied what everyone thought I should do, and now it was time to do the thing I wanted to do."

Vince A. Sicari, who goes by his stage name Vince August, faced a difficult decision in 2013: He had to choose between his day job as a judge in New Jersey and his after-hours work as a stand-up comic. Ultimately, the stability and prestige of his law profession wasn't enough to take him away from his true passion. 

"Having taken the bar exam, I kind of satisfied what everyone thought I should do, and now it was time to do the thing I wanted to do," August said. In the video above, he explains how he became inspired to finally make the jump to becoming a full-time comedian. 

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