Zach Galifianakis is a one man wolfpack in TV debut Baskets
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Zach Galifianakis is a one man wolfpack in TV debut Baskets

The Hangover’s Alan is making his TV debut with the new comedy Baskets. Zach Galifianakis will play a clown in the show produced by comedian Louie CK.

tv Updated: Jan 21, 2016 19:46 IST
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A clown will rise in Baskets.

The Hangover star Zach Galifianakis is making his television debut with new comedy series Baskets, which he has co-created along with Louis CK and Jonathan Krisel.

The show takes a dig at the world constrained by corporate interests and the homogenization of society where one man in Bakersfield, California dares to follow his dream of becoming a professional clown.

But after an unsuccessful enrollment at a prestigious clowning school in Paris, the only job he can find is with the local rodeo.

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Galifianakis, 46, said the series was initially going to be about the behind-the-scenes of his Emmy award-winning comedy talk show Between Two Ferns. “Then I started thinking of other possibilities, and the city of Bakersfield and a clown with a chip on his shoulder made sense to me,” Galifianakis said in a statement.

Watch the trailer here

The actor said he was happy to collaborate with Louis, whom he has known since he started doing stand-up 20 years ago.

“He (Louis) was writing on Letterman while I was still performing at a bar for guys watching hockey games. There was a lot of back and forth with him, knocking ideas back and forth. The process has been really nice. That comfort level is why I thought I could do a show.”

Baskets premieres in India on Star World Premiere HD on January 24.

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First Published: Jan 21, 2016 19:45 IST