Radio play takes humorous approach to Columbus Day -
First observed in New York in 1866, President Nixon declared it a federal holiday in 1971. Years later, the members of Chicago’s Schadenfreude comedy ensemble decided to honor Columbus Day with something that had never been done before, and would never be attempted again. A noir-style parody radio play. What do Columbus or Italians have to do with hard-boiled detectives from the 1940s? Absolutely nothing. Which is exactly the point.