(NBC) Vince Sicari can tell all the lawyer jokes he wants – he just can’t play a judge in real life.

The New Jersey municipal judge, who is also an established stand-up comedian and actor, resigned Thursday after the state Supreme Court ruled he can’t moonlight as an entertainer.

Sicari told The Associated Press he tendered his resignation after the high court released a unanimous opinion that said his acting and comedy career is “incompatible” with judicial conduct codes and essentially gave him the choice of doing one or the other.

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