DANIEL Sloss has “really lucked out.” He loves his job, never gets nervous and gets support from the likes of Rob Brydon and Paul O'Grady. The 21-year-old has just started a nationwide tour.

The Scottish comedian never expected to be doing stand-up as a career. He took a gap year after school and had plans to study history at Dundee University.

But after he did the Edinburgh Festival in 2008 things started to go well and by 2009 he had a solo show. That was the end of university.

He said: “It was insane. I was expecting to go to uni and be like my mates- waiting every Friday for pays cheques to come through and spending it all on alcohol. I really lucked out.”

Sloss said at first he was a bit jealous of his friends who had a great social life as he drove around Britain to various gigs.

But as he continued to plug his show he got to develop good friendships on the comedy circuit and now meets up with mates in each area.

And from the circuit to TV. The Rob Brydon and Paul O'Grady shows gave him slots when he was relatively unknown.

He said Brydon was “so supportive” and being on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow gave him a “big boost”.

He said: “8 out of 10 cats. I really enjoyed doing that. No-one knew who I was. Jimmy Carr, Jon Richardson, Sean Lock were so incredibly supportive when I was on the show.

“There is always a bit of banter with other comedians. You give them a bit of stick and they return it tenfold.”

He said he does not find the other comedians bitchy and if they are they do it behind his back.

But does he ever get nervous appearing next to comedians who he looked up to when he was growing up?

Sloss said: “In a way I never really get nervous since I started. I love this job too much. I get giddy as a school girl on stage. “ He has been doing it now for four years and he said he is confident in his material and his ability to turn things around.

He added “I am so happy I ended up in a job I enjoy doing. I know so many people who are in jobs they don't like. I feel very privileged.”

Sloss has just got the keys to his new home in Edinburgh, where he is going to live with his best mate.

Which he said hasn't come at a great time as he begins his tour. So why should people come to see his show?

He said: “I am not going to change your opinion. I am not going to make you think. Hopefully going to have a laugh. It is a bit rude. If you are offended by swearing. Then don't come for the love of god. I am not going to tailor my show to you.”

Daniel Sloss, Joker, is at the High Wycombe Town Hall on November 12 at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 and £13.50. To book call 01494512000 or go to www.wycombeswan.co.uk.