Skip Mendler is not the only Harvard-educated clown to ever get involved in politics, but he is one of the few who is willing to admit it.
- He is a performing artist, educator, writer, and activist. He has one daughter, and holds a black belt in aikido.
- He is retired for all practical purposes, and he plays a mean kazoo.
- He is a member of the Religious Society of Friends, the Green Party, and the Kumbaya Liberation Front, among other things.
- He left the USA on January 19, 2017. The jury is still out on whether this is permanent or not.