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Finnegan’s Wake

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Program Overview

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Finnegan’s Wake is an interactive dinner and comedy show that can be performed any time of year, but it’s particularly popular every March. It is filled with tender ballads, rowdy reels, raucous comedy, outrageous characters, and plenty of audience participation as guests are invited to get up and say a few words about the departed. This very successful show has been performed for audiences in Greater Boston and New Jersey for over 17 years. At the Showboat Casino in Atlantic City, over 25,000 mourners came to pay their respects to our dearly departed and we performed 50+ shows over a two-year period, each enjoyed by over 500 people each performance.

Finnegan’s Wake is a complete event package. We’ll provide the hilarious wake, scripted but ever changing eulogies and plenty of great music everyone will enjoy dancing to. Prepare your eulogies as you and your guests may be called on to stand up and salute the dearly departed with a joke, a song or a dance. It’s an interactive show that takes place during dinner, so the audience is part of the act. And be prepared to hear some great music as well! This uproarious interactive dinner and comedy show is just the thing to lift your spirits – and rest assured there will be plenty of spirits to go around.
Join the family you are in for a treat – it’s an opportunity to entertain and to be entertained! While seasoned actor/comedians host this evening of Celtic wit and merriment, you’ll also have a chance to help console the poor widow. Feel free to share a joke, a ballad or a tale. After all, this gathering is a celebration of life, not death.

You’ll laugh till you cry at Finnegan’s Wake, the most original and engaging of productions. It’s simply an unforgettable interactive dinner and comedy show!

Specifications

Group Size

50 - 500

Time Needed

2 - 3 hours

Space Requirement

A dining area large enough to hold your guests and a performance area of at least 12’ X 12’ for the cast and to lay out the body.

Ideal For
  • Holiday Parties
  • Corporate Entertaining
  • Employee Parties
  • Fundraisers
Tailoring

The cast of zany characters may be increased or decreased, depending on the size of the audience but typically includes a cast of five, a three-piece Irish band and you.  Yes, YOU!  Audience members are encouraged to get up and participate in the show. You may recite a poem, dance a jig, sing a song, make an Irish toast or give a eulogy (meaning, tell any old joke you know and insert Finnegan’s name).

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