Chase star Paul Sinha fights Parkinson's disease by seeing her funny side.
Paul, who has a second career as a comedian, writes comedy material about the cruel condition.
The ITV Quizshow Brainbox says this novel tactic "helps me not fall into self-pity."
The 49-year-old, nicknamed The Sinnerman, recently made his diagnosis following a two-year battle over health issues.
"With two older parents and a very autistic nephew, I am only the fourth worst member of my immediate family.
"I also started writing routines about it. It can be a bit brutal, but it's my job as a comedian to be funny and honest. I want to be an unofficial mascot to live your life. "
And he says in a new blog: "The IPO has relieved me massively … the overwhelming support from friends, strangers and family members has strengthened me emotionally.
"Happiness helps my health. For me, this is drinking and eating, the company of friends, family and committed strangers and the desire to be as good as possible in my two beloved professions. Comedy and quiz. "