Zach Galifianakis gets his clown name in FX’s Baskets
Come 2016, you’ll probably be talking more about rodeo clowns than you ever did before.
Thank Zach Galifianakis and Louis C.K. for that. Galifianakis is the co-creator and star of Baskets, a half-hour single-camera comedy about a California man who follows his dream of becoming a professional clown but, at the start, can only find work at a local rodeo. Louis C.K. and showrunner Jonathan Krisel (Man Seeking Woman) co-created and wrote the plot along with Galifianakis; all three will executive produce.
Baskets is still a ways off — you’ll have to wait until 2016 for all 10 episodes to hit FX — but EW has a short look at a key moment in Chip Baskets’ career: the hallowed naming ceremony. It’s actually the exact opposite of a sanctified tradition, but it is a defining moment for the character (who attended a prestigious clown school in Paris) as he meets his new employer Eddie (Ernest Adams).