Zach Galifianakis on Louis C.K. and the ‘poison of celebrity culture’: 'It grosses me out’
As the saying goes, two heads are better than one, so twins on TV shows means double the fun. At least, some of the time; other times, it’s more like that quote from Macbeth — “double double, toil and trouble.”
Baskets Review: Zach Galifianakis Is A Very Sad Clown Zach Galifianakis specializes in a comedy of discomfort, with a deadpan expression followed, at unpredictable moments, by explosions of absurdity or volcanic temper. All of which is to say that Baskets, the new half-hour premiering on FX on Thursday, ain’t very funny. Galifianakis stars as Chip Baskets, a sad-sack who studied to be a classically-trained clown in France, but who returns home to Bakersfield, California, only to find the only job available for him is as a rodeo clown.
It’s a new year, and 2016 brings us a slew of new shows to watch, dissect, binge, and obsess over. Mega stars Jennifer Lopez and Joan Allen headline the thrillers Shades of Blue and The Family, while spinoffs Legends of Tomorrow and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders extend familiar universes. FX and Ryan Murphy take us back to the mid-’90s with a dramatized look at “The Trial of the Century” in American Crime Story: The People v. O.J.