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.

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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.