Zach Galifianakis Is the Saddest, Funniest Clown School Dropout Ever in First Full-Length 'Baskets' Trailer

Television clearly needs more Galifianakis.

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Though actual clowns would probably disagree, clowns are pretty terrifying, unless (of course) the clown in question is Zach Galifianakis. Just weeks ahead of the premiere of his new Louis C.K.-assisted FX series Baskets, the esteemed Galifianakis has finally delivered the clown saga’s first proper trailer. As if we needed further convincing, the show looks great.

As exhibited by Chip Baskets (Galifianakis) unceremoniously emptying his nasal cavities in trailer's opening moments, Baskets is clearly concerned with the marriage of two very important things for satisfying giggles and general gregariousness: equal parts misery and humor.

For what it's worth, here's Baskets blowing his nose shortly after admitting that attending a prestigious clown college in Paris just isn't working out:

That, fellow TV addicts, is what a future Emmy winner EGOT looks like.

Baskets, co-created by Louis C.K. and Zach Galifianakis, is presumably part of FX's unspoken plan to exclusively deliver top-shelf genius in the middle of what people are still calling the Golden Age of Television. The network previously announced a huge pick-up from Childish Gambino and/or Donald Glover, placing a full series order for his long-in-development Atlanta.

Baskets brings the Galifianakis genius to slightly smaller screens on Jan. 21.

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