Evan Shapiro, the president of IFC since 2008, joined the network in 2004. He serves as executive producer on a number of its original programming, including the Emmy Award-winning comedy series Portlandia, Onion News Network, Whisker Wars, and the Emmy Award-nominated original docu-series, Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer’s Cut). He serves as an adjunct professor at New York University and lives in New York City.

Basically, Provide Drinks

Evan Shapiro, the president of IFC, which will broadcast the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday with Seth Rogen as host, offers suggestions to make the Oscars less excruciating: alcohol, time limits, a banter ban, and more.