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New Documentary About A Legendary Comedy Venue

If These Walls Could Talk: The story of the Punchline comedy club features some of the biggest names in comedy performing at a place where stars are born and all the greats have played.


INGO Studios and The Punchline comedy club in Atlanta announce the release of If These Walls Could Talk: The story of the Punchline, a documentary featuring over 20 of the biggest names in comedy telling the story of a comedy institution. 

The Punchline opened its doors in February, 1982 and was one of the first “A” rooms in the country  outside of New York and L.A.  Over its 30 years history the Punchline welcomed all the comedy greats like Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Carrey, Robin Williams and Richard Pryor, it’s the place where Jeff Foxworthy got his start and Billy Gardell calls home.  It is still regarded by comedians as one of the best comedy venues in the country.

Appearing in the documentary are:  Jeff Foxworthy, Billy Gardell (“Mike & Molly”,CBS) Pablo Francisco, Craig Shoemaker, Wendy Liebman, Ken Rogerson, Tim Wilson, James Gregory, Kevin Pollak, Jimmy Shubert, Ritch Shydner, Larry Miller, Jamie Bendall, Jon Reep, John Oliver (The Daily Show), Caroline Rhea, J. Anthony Brown (Rickey Smiley Show, TV One), Judy Tenuta, Tom Rhodes, Henry Cho, Pam Stone, and Tim Allen.  

The documentary features recent standup material shot at the Punchline and rare never before seen footage of Jeff Foxworthy’s first filmed performance from 1986 along with other archival footage.

If These Walls Could Talk: The story of the Punchline also reveals an eerie connection between the club and Richard Pryor unbeknownst until now, and details the changing comedy business over the last three decades.

If These Walls Could Talk: The story of the Punchline is now available as a rights-free digital download on ( along with bonus video content of Billy Gardell onstage at the Punchline, and the 25th Anniversary Re-Issue of the 96 Rock Atlanta Comedy Classic.

This 90 minute special featured the best comedians in Atlanta at that time like Jeff Foxworthy, J. Anthony Brown, Rob Cleveland, Tim Wilson and others.  This has not been available since its initial release in 1986. If These Walls Could Talk: The story of the Punchline will be available on iTunes, Hulu and Amazon later this summer.


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