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Zach Galifianakis to Star in New Louis C.K. Comedy

FX has ordered a half-hour comedy called ‘Baskets’

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: August 28th, 2014 in Culture » TV » News

‘The Hangover’ star, Zach Galifianakis, is set to star in FX’s new comedy ‘Baskets’ from Louis C.K.

Co-written and executive produced by C.K., Galifianakis, and director Jonathan Krisel who will serve as showrunner, ‘Baskets’ follows Chip Baskets, a man (Galifianakis) who decides to pursue his dream of becoming a professional clown. Sadly, Baskets gets rejected from a prestigious clown school in Paris, so he must join a local rodeo instead.

"Zach Galifianakis, Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel have created an absolutely brilliant show," said Eric Schrier, one of the presidents of original programming at FX.

"To say Zach's portrayal of the lead character Chip Baskets is hilarious/unique/riveting/fascinating would be an understatement. We can't wait for the world to meet him."

‘Baskets’ is expected to premiere in 2016, with production of the 10-episode first season beginning next year.

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