I'm a big Zach Galifinakis fan. I don't think there's been a single project that he's worked on that I haven't thoroughly enjoyed. He seems like one of those guys who just can't help being funny, ya know? I really love that his comedy is kind of all over the place - some of it is really knee-slappin' in-your-face hilarious, while some of it is a bit more tongue-in-cheek, but Baskets feels like a totally new universe - it's kind of dark and... sad? Of course it's a bit weird, too - his comedy always is - but in a really interesting and entertaining way. The show was written by Galifinakis, Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel (Portlandia), so you can kind of get the idea how eccentric it is.
Zach's character, Chip, dreams of being a French clown. His doting and protective mother (Louie Anderson, yes!) sends him off across the ocean to pursue his dream. But you know, language barrier and all. Chip returns home, feeling defeated, part of a green card marriage, and begins working as a rodeo clown. The show features the stand up comic Martha Kelly as Martha, a somewhat dull but very giving empath who adopts Chip as a friend in season one. Chip has a twin brother in the show, played by himself of course, and naturally named Dale haha. One of my favorite things about this show has been the casting. It seems like every single person is playing the perfect part, and it all works in harmony together. Louie Anderson makes a fantastic mom in this series. It took me a couple of episodes to really get it, but now that I've watched all of season one I'm actually very excited to see where it goes when it starts back tomorrow night!
Have any of y'all watched Baskets on FX? Season 1 is available on Hulu if you haven't! Season 2 starts tomorrow night (10pm on FX!) I got this Basket basket (ha!) of fun things to enjoy the premiere with. I really love me some Schweppes, too! Yes, that *is* a clip-on man bun... All of my boyfriend problems are solved! :P
If you want to see something hilarious, check out Chip's website (and by Chip I mean "Renoir" - his fancy French clown name! hahaha)
This post is in partnership with FX, but all words and opinions are my own!