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Zach Galifianakis Chases His Big Dumb Clown Dreams in the Trailer for

Zach Galifianakis Chases His Big Dumb Clown Dreams in the Trailer for

Zach Galifianikis Is a Clown Without a Cause in the

We cant all be florists or dishwashers. Some of us have to beartists. No, this is not the trailer forGirls new season; its the trailer forBaskets, the FX comedy that sees Zach Galifianikis play an aspiring clown, Chip Baskets, who flunks out of French clown school and is forced to ply his trade at a California rodeo.

As that quote suggests, though, Baskets lofty opinion of clowncraft persists despite his circumstanceswhich is where the comedy comes in. Galifianikis seems to have the perfect vehicle for his dark, offbeat rhythms here, and with producers like Louis C.K. andPortlandias Jonathan Krisel the show should be a very funny, very mordant tale of a dopes big dream. It premieres Jan. 21.

Sharan Shetty is on the editorial staff of theNew Yorker. You can follow him onTwitter.