I spend a lot of time in the car with the children these days. We don’t always agree on music, and I must be careful what I listen to. I’m grateful for laugh USA, which plays family friendly comedy with no cussing. I noticed this weekend that it’s been playing second city radio, so I hope Laugh USA returns eventually. Here is a list of my 10 favorite comedians, in no particular order.

1. Brian Regan grew up in a family of 7 kids. His jokes about growing up are my favorites. Sample joke: “It all went wrong the day they announced the spelling bee. Up until then I was an idiot but nobody else knew. All right kids, up against the wall. It’s time for public humiliation. Spell a word wrong, sit down in front of your friends. Great for little egos, huh? Hey, look at me! I’m a moron. I wasn’t even close!”

2. Jim Gaffigan grew up in a family of 6 kids. His trademark is a high-pitched voice that comments on his jokes. He bases this voice on his sister. Sample joke: “Cake’s a true symbol of gluttony. If you eat a whole pizza, people’ll be like, ‘Wow, you were hungry.’ But if you eat a whole cake, people’ll be like, ‘You got a problem!’”

3. Marc Ryan kills me with his Louisiana accent and his trailer park jokes. Sample joke: “Everyone thinks Southerners are idiots. . .’Get the big cart MawMaw, the prices are rolling on back!’”

4. Clinton Jackson cracks me up with his observational humor. Sample Joke: “Don’t let sisters do a Denny’s ad. It would go like, ‘Girl, you can get a deal at Lenny’s. That’s Denny’s–Whateva!’”

5. Jeanne Robertson, a former Miss Congeniality beauty contestant, is a motivational speaker with funny stories. Sample joke: (talking about a white water rapids adventure she recently had): “If you are 35-45 years old, you should take that trip. If you are 45-55 years old, you should hurry up and take that trip. But if you are 55 years and up, you should know that this trip can kill you!”

6. Kathleen Madigan has the funniest voice. She sounds relaxed to the point of being lazy. Sample joke: “Whenever there’s a disaster, the news people go and find some moron to ask them about the storm. They found my town’s guy sitting on the roof of his house. . . He’s got on a hat that says ‘who farted?’”

7. Demetri Martin sometimes has trippy music playing behind his jokes, or a friend to describe the visual elements of his routine. (note: on Laugh USA, his bits are always clean. The stuff on youtube is edgier. I think this clip is ok). Sample joke: “People who are pear-shaped should not wear pear-colored clothes. Or act juicy.”

8. Cleto Rodriguez cracks me up with his family stories. Sample joke: “I remember the happiest moment of my life was when my step-son asked me, ‘Cleto, can I call you dad?’. . . Yeah, you can call me dad (choking back tears). .. ‘cuz my Dad’s tired of me calling him Cleto. . .’ ”

9. Emo Phillips is too weird for the kids to get into, but I think his comic timing is perfect, and her really cracks me up. Sample joke: “Probably the most difficult time in anyone’s life is when you have to kill a loved one, because, . . . they’re the devil.”

10. Frank Caliendo is funnier on the radio than on TV. Maybe that’s because his pudgy physique undermine his really good impressions. Sample joke: “I was reading the credits to Scooby Doo, because I have that kind of time. . . the guy who does Shaggy’s voice is Casey Kasem. He’s also the voice of Robin in the Superfriends. You can kind of tell. .. ‘here’s a letter from the Riddler. And he writes: Dear Batman, I have a plan to take over Gotham City/ and the world. And because I’m the Riddler, I can’t tell you who my accomplice is, but the clue is from a song from 1976. . .”

What are your favorite family friendly comedians?