2022 Emmy predictions slugfest: Is 'Barry,' 'Hacks' or 'Ted Lasso' out front in the 'embarrassment of riches' comedy categories? [WATCH]

“I am really excited about comedy for the first time in a while," declares Rob Licuria about the unprecedented number of prestige comedies jostling for attention this year. "There's probably five locks making it into comedy series," he notes, referring to likely Best Comedy Series frontrunners Apple TV Plus' "Ted Lasso," HBO Max's "Hacks," HBO's "Barry," Hulu's "Only Murders in the Building" and Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," adding for our recent webchat, "which means that we have three open slots and those three are pretty competitive."