Come 2016, you’ll probably be talking more about rodeo clowns than you ever did before.
Thank Zach Galifianakis and Louis C.K. for that. Galifianakis is the co-creator and star of Baskets, a half-hour single-camera comedy about a California man who follows his dream of becoming a professional clown but, at the start, can only find work at a local rodeo. Louis C.K. and showrunner Jonathan Krisel (Man Seeking Woman) co-created and wrote the plot along with Galifianakis; all three will executive produce.
Baskets is still a ways off — you’ll have to wait until 2016 for all 10 episodes to hit FX — but EW has a short look at a key moment in Chip Baskets’ career: the hallowed naming ceremony. It’s actually the exact opposite of a sanctified tradition, but it is a defining moment for the character (who attended a prestigious clown school in Paris) as he meets his new employer Eddie (Ernest Adams).