A ventriloquist working down South, is confronted by a theater patron during his show. The hick stands up and yells, "HEY YOU! ON STAGE! You been making smart-ass remarks about us southerners being stupid all night long! We're not all stupid ya know!"
"Relax," said the ventriloquist, "They're just jokes!"
"Shut up, buddy," the hick replied, "I'm talking to that little bastard sitting on your knee!"