Laughter might just be the best medicine. Have a good giggle at one of these Austin comedy clubs or events, where the humor flows freely.

Comedian performs at Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival 2012Photo by Moontower Comedy And Oddity Fest.

Moontower Comedy and Oddity Fest
This is one of those Austin events you won't want to miss. The Moontower Comedy and Oddity Fest is a four-day extravaganza boasting an all-star lineup of more than 100 comedians from across the globe. Presented by Paramount Theatre, this comedy festival offers humor for every type of fan, as national headliners, up-and-coming comics and local laughsters unleash hilarious wit in the form of musical comedy, stand-up, sketch, and improv.

Comedy Clubs
For an improv comedy club that promises a rollicking good time, plan an evening at The Hideout Theatre, where sharp-witted performers spin spontaneous jokes and plotlines with astounding ease, as they make up all their comedy, plays and sketches on the spot.

Struggling with a weekday slump? Order a pick-me-up with the Good Fight, a high-energy improv comedy show every Wednesday at The New Movement Theater. It's BYOB (and free).

Did someone say musical comedy? At Esther's Follies, catch Austin's longest-running sketch comedy and musical revue, where musical numbers are interspersed between satirical sketches and magical illusions for an all-around good time.

For a side-splitting stand-up routine, don't miss Live at ColdTowne, one of the oldest regular stand-up showcases in Austin, featuring well-known headliners every Friday night.

Open Mic Night
Catch budding comedians and seasoned pros as they try out new material during an open mic night. Kick back in the relaxed patio atmosphere at Cherrywood Coffeehouse, which hosts one of the longest running open mic nights in Austin, every Tuesday night.