BASKETS’ CASE

For all the absurdity that infused the FX series Baskets, in the end, the show was always about family. The cult comedy, which followed the trials and tribulations of classically trained rodeo clown Chip Baskets (Zach Galifianakis) for four wonderfully bizarre seasons, closed with the…

CLASSY CLOWN

The series premiere of the FX comedy Baskets was – and is – unlike any other series that came before (or after) it. It’s odd, subversive and, often, painfully hilarious. Series star Zach Galifianakis stars as Chip Baskets, an aspiring clown who flunked out of…

FAMILY BUSINESS

Dale and Christine Baskets have a special relationship. The tightly wound, tyrannical business expert and his doting mother (Christine is also mother to Dale’s rodeo clown brother, Chip) are fixtures of the Baskets Family Rodeo and Costco and, at times, wear matching outfits. VIP Fan…

CLOWN LIFE

The life of a rodeo clown isn’t easy – especially when you’ve been classically trained in the art of clowning at a fancy French clown college. Such is life for Chip Baskets (Zach Galifianakis), however, who’s returned home to Bakersfield, Calif., after struggling to establish…