Thursday, August 28, 2014

"The satiric and sublime...."

"Clown and guru are a single identity: the satiric and sublime side of the same higher vision of life". - Theodore Rozak-author


 You may recognize North Carolina native, comedian, actor and writer, Zach Galifianakis from his Emmy Award winning internet comedy series on Funny or Die,  "Between Two Ferns" or numerous films from the hilarious  Hangover series to the political satire, The Campaign co-starring Will Ferrell. Coming soon to FX you'll discover Galifianakis in a brand new sitcom co-created by Emmy winning superstar stand-up comedian, writer, Louis C.K and  Portlandia writer and director, Johnathan Krisel titled, Baskets. Ten episodes are in the works set to begin filming for FX by Louis C.K's production company Pig Newton in 2015 for a 2016 debut. But fans would love to see the start date moved up sooner. The official  network description of the comedy is listed below:

"In a world constrained by corporate interests and the homogenization of society, one man in Bakersfield, California dares to follow his dream of becoming a professional clown.  But after an unsuccessful enrollment at a prestigious clowning school in Paris, the only job he can find is with the local rodeo.  Baskets follows Chip Baskets’ (Zach Galifianakis) pursuit of his dream, against all odds, to be a respected clown." 

     Memorable Zach Galifianakis Quotes:

 "The only time it's ok to yell out 'I have diarrhea' is when you're playing Scrabble...because it's worth a shitload of points."

"I failed kindergarten because I couldn't spell my last name."

"When I was a kid I had dyslexia. I would write about it in my "dairy".

"I told my neighbor I was going to be on the Conan O'Brien Show, and he was like, "Yeah, right." I said, "No, I am." He goes, "So do something only you and I would understand." *looks straight into camera and stops playing piano* I know you stole my rake."

"I'm writing a book about Siamese Twins that are attached at the nose. It's called: "Stop Staring at Me!"

"You know you're an alcoholic when the bartender knows your name... and you've never been to that bar before."