A sad clown story that's actually about a sad clown, and the first great series of 2016, returns for a second season. Zach Galifianakis (co-creator with Louis C.K. and director Jonathan Krisel) takes the dual role of antagonistic twin brothers Chip and Dale Baskets, with Emmy winner Louie Anderson as their mother, Christine. Season 1 ended with Chip, the clown, hopping a freight train out of Bakersfield — "It's OK, I'm a hobo," he tells the railroad bulls who discover and deal with him — as Dale began some sort of relationship with Chip's sole friend, Martha (the exquisitely deadpan Martha Kelly). Now Chip is on the road, less angry, but even sadder. "I went to France to study to become a clown," he tells a pack of young travelers whose path he crosses, "but I don't think clowns are needed as much since the world has become so clownish." The show can be difficult to watch, not because the characters are horrible or cringe-worthy, but because they so desire love and so don't know how to get it, or how to recognize it when it comes their way. As before, Anderson is something beyond brilliant. Making tender a role that could easily become grotesque, he is completely alive as Christine. There isn't a line that comes from his mouth that doesn't seem to have been born in the moment he speaks it.