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With movie comedies 'a little bit one-note,' Zach Galifianakis tackles TV

With movie comedies 'a little bit one-note,' Zach Galifianakis tackles TV

Before he became the star of the billion-dollar "Hangover" franchise, Zach Galifianakis was the bearded patron saint of the alt-comedy world. Now the North Carolina native, who interviewed President Obama in 2014 on his mock talk show "Between Two Ferns," is returning to his oddball roots with "Baskets," an FX comedy about a disgruntled clown with the unlikely name of Chip Baskets. After dropping out of a prestigious clown academy in Paris, Chip moves back home to Bakersfield, finds work as a rodeo clown and clashes with his overbearing, judgmental mother, played by Louie Anderson (no, that's not a misprint).

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