By Kyle Jillson | May 5 2011 11:00
Jeff Foxworthy at the NRA Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Comedian Jeff Foxworthy took the stage to crack some jokes last Saturday night at the Celebration of American Values Freedom Experience during the NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits in Pittsburgh.

The host of the hit TV game show Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? and star of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour came out to an excited crowd that had gathered to hear speeches later that evening by ardent Second Amendment supporters at the Consol Energy Center, home of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Foxworthy, who had been at the arena the previous weekend filming a concert movie with pals Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy, told the crowd “Last Friday night when I looked out I saw an audience. Tonight when I look out I see patriots." After the applause died down he added "It’s an honor to be here in front of you.”

A Lifetime Member of the NRA, Foxworthy acknowledged the importance of the speeches held throughout the weekend on protecting our Second Amendment rights, but admitted that "once in a while you’ve gotta laugh just a little bit.”

Launching right into the observational humor about family life and southern culture he is famous for, Foxworthy stated that receiving over-the-hill gag gifts for his recent 50th birthday saved him a trip to the store and that the fountain of knowledge he thought he would have amassed by now was nowhere to be found.

Later in his set he talked about his game show Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? and that oftentimes if it weren't for his answer sheet he would not know whether contestants were right or wrong.

Some of the other humorous bits brought up were wondering why only rednecks see UFOs and explaining a particularly embarrassing trip to the doctor for his first colonoscopy.

At one point in the show Foxworthy took notice of the Sign Language Interpreters translating his act for the hearing impaired and gave them a few good-natured ribbings for having to sign some particularly ridiculous jokes.

“Thank you guys for defending this place and thank you for belonging to the NRA and standing up for people’s rights,” Foxworthy told the crowd as his set came to a close. He wasn't done quite yet, though. “I couldn’t come all the way up here without leaving you with one or two ways of how to tell if you might be a redneck,” he said to a tremendous applause.

After a few of his patented one-liners he waved goodbye during a standing ovation and left everyone in a good mood for the rest of the speakers that night.

What's that? You want to hear one? Okay, but just one.

“If you think gun control means using both hands, you might be a redneck.”


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