Baskets was co-created by Louis C.K., Zach Galifianakis two of the today’s top comedians . Is it funny? Yes, it is but Baskets walks the line between melancholy, despair and a large helping of satire, even slapstick. Baskets is the kind of a TV show that you need to pay attention to, not at all your typical network fair.
Galifianakis stars as Chip Baskets an aspiring clown who’s flunked out of the Academy Français Du Clown because he doesn’t speak any French. He marries a woman (Sabina Sciubba) who makes no secret of only marring him for a green card. They return to his home town in Bakersfield where he is forced to work as a rodeo clown to keep his dreams alive. Galifianakis also stars as Chip’s twin Dale and Martha Kelly and Louie Anderson (as Chip’s mother) round out an excellent cast.