On "Baskets," the first-year comedy he created with Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel, Zach Galifianakis plays twin brothers — Chip, a heartbroken, angry clown who finds himself working a rodeo in Bakersfield, and his condescending, loudmouth nemesis Dale.
The series, renewed by FX for a second season, mixes slapstick and seriousness in a way unlike anything else on TV. Galifianakis admits it's a tough tone to create and maintain.
One critic wrote that "Baskets" felt like "The Jerk" done in the style of a realistic indie drama.
(Laughs) I like that. It's "The Jerk" with tone problems. I like that the tone is...