In honor of the second season of Baskets kicking off tonight on FX, I thought I’d share a bit of my conversation with comedian, author, and actor Louie Anderson. I spoke with Anderson last July in advance of his show at the Wilbur Theatre about Baskets and his long career in stand-up. In this 20-minute minicast, we talk about how the 80s might have been more fun, but how Anderson feels a bit more like himself now onstage. Anderson won an EMMY last year for his portrayal of Christine Baskets, mother of the title character Chip Baskets, a clown who is forced to leave his artistic vision studying in Paris for a rodeo job in Bakersfield. The series was created by Zach Galifianakis, who also plays the title role, and Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel. Anderson talked about how he transformed himself for the role.
Listen to the podcast here, or click below to subscribe on iTunes.