SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Before finding his own place on the wall atThe Punchline in Sandy Springs, Jeff Foxworthy entered a comedy contest at the club.

His co-workers at IBM in Atlanta dared him to do it.

"I had no idea what I was doing , and I won the contest that night," Foxworthy told 11Alive's Jennifer Leslie. "It literally changed my life. I met my wife here. I have a life because of this place."

Foxworthy is one of dozens of comedians who sharetheir affection for The Punchline in a new documentary premiering next week.

"If These Walls Could Talk" chronicles the comedy club's 30-year history.

With 270 seats, it's smaller than most of Foxworthy's venues, but that's why it works.

"Comedy is an intimate thing, so I still love to be on stage here," Foxworthy said."It's just a different type of vibe. You get that connection that sometimes you lose in a great big venue."

He'll use the venue to raise money next week for the Atlanta Union Mission, where Foxworthy leads a men's Bible study once a week.

He said the nonprofit offers homeless men and women more than a meal and a bed.

"It's taking people into a program," Foxworthy said. "Let's get you cleaned up, let's learn how to do a job, let's get your GED or diploma, let's get you reconnected with your family. It's about restoring people's lives."

Foxworthy will do a short set at the Punchline on Dec. 11 before the premiere of "If These Walls Could Talk."

Tickets are still available, with all the proceeds going to the Atlanta Union Mission.

Foxworthy is also encouraging people to bring coats, clothing and toilet paper to donate to the Mission.

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