Writing on Twitter, the Christ On A Bike comedian suggested that there are other stand-ups on the circuit who are more deserving of McGuinness's fame.
Herring said: "If you ever needed reminding that life is not fair then the continuing success of paddy mcguinness would be all you'd need (sic)."
In response to various messages, he continued: "Ha ha ha. I will never be jealous of paddy mcguinness. He has nothing that I want. My maxim is still true... I am not in any way envious. I am just saying.
"I don't think being a likeable guy is enough when there are 1000 better comedians and a million funnier likeable guys... I am most certainly not jealous of mcguinness. He has nothing that I would want. Just a lot of comedians who deserve the break more than him.
"I love all comedians (almost) - don't think mcguinness qualifies though... [Michael] McIntyre is very good at what he does. Mcguinness has been incredibly lucky. Do you not think best people should be rewarded?"
Of the suggestion that the Take Me Out host was a presenter and not a comedian, Herring responded: "So why is he doing a stadium tour as a comedian. He is no good as a presenter either. Many people better at that job... In a business of chancers he's the luckiest. Apart from piers Morgan."
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