Jennifer Caserta

Alt comedy is thriving on IFC, thanks to Caserta’s knack for building relationships with some of the best comic talents around. That stable includes flagship series “Portlandia” and “Documentary Now!,” and this year the network has seen nearly double-digit growth in delivery and extensions in its cadre of advertisers. 2016 also marked the 22nd live broadcast of the Independent Spirit Awards, and IFC launched a mobile app redesign that puts full episodes of its originals front-and-center. Caserta also always has an eye on new content development, including the just-hatched “Stan Against Evil” and “Brockmire,” slated to debut in 2017. Laughter figures prominently into what the IFC exec would tell her 13-year-old self: “Have a sense of humor and do not take yourself or anything else too seriously. Learning to laugh off the things that don’t matter, even if they seem like the end of the world, will serve you very well in life.”

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