They say laughter is the best medicine.
Brown attended an all-star comedy show with about six other people, all of whom were family members, says an observer.
“He was in a good mood,” added the source.
“He was jovial,” a second onlooker tells PEOPLE. Still, though: “He was fairly open with his feelings with fans, stating that he was heartbroken.”
It’s been a difficult time for Brown, 46, following Bobbi Kristina’s death on July 26. In addition to mourning at the funeral and burial, his wife, Alicia Etheredge, suffered a seizure after the funeral. Then, just days after the burial, court documents surfaced that accuse Bobbi Kristina’s boyfriend, Nick Gordon, of causing her “wrongful death.” (Gordon’s lawyers call the lawsuit “slanderous and meritless.)
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Bobbi Kristina died in hospice care at the age of 22 after being found unconscious and unresponsive in a bathtub on Jan. 31.
• With reporting by GABRIELLE OLYA