Finnegan’s Virtual Irish Wake

Raise a glass! Old Finnegan has passed and you’re invited to join in his celebration of life — the Irish way. You’ll laugh till you cry at Finnegan’s Wake Online, the most original, engaging, and all-new original interactive Irish comedy experience!


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An Evening of Celtic Wit & Merriment

You’ll laugh till you cry in a simply unforgettable interactive Irish comedy show experience!

A night of drinking, dancing & Irish fun- all online!

Prepare your eulogies and your finest step dancing shoes as you and your guests join an interactive virtual event based on James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake. In this Irish comedy show, you become part of the act, as you are invited to drink, dance, and party the night away at Ireland’s rowdiest funeral. 

While seasoned Irish actors & comedians host this evening of Celtic wit and merriment, you’ll also have a chance to help console the poor widow, recite a eulogy for the deceased, learn a simple Irish jig, and end the night singing along to one too many Irish ballads. In 1999, Finnegan’s Wake opened in South Boston with rave reviews. Irish music, comedy, singing, dancing, and a whole lot of interaction between the cast and the audience make this one of the liveliest interactive shows and now we’re bringing it to you online!

Participants are treated like family and friends as they dine, drink, and party with the family. Finnegan’s Wake Online takes interactive theater to a whole new level as audience members get up to give eulogies, propose toasts, tell jokes, recite poetry, dance jigs and tell stories both funny and sad about the dear old man. So sign your Mass card, put on your best Irish funeral wear and come help us wake the dead.

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.

Join this Irish family and are in for dublin’ the fun– it’s an opportunity to entertain and to be entertained!

Each participant will receive:

  • Admission link to the interactive Zoom event
  • 90 minutes of music, dancing, drinking, and merriment
  • Irish whisky tasting instruction
  • Irish step dancing instruction
  • 5 professional actor-comedians
  • 1 professional Irish Band (recorded or live)
  • Tons of audience interaction
  • Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!


Feel free to share a joke, a ballad, or a tale. After all, this gathering is a celebration of life, not death!


Who’s ready to party their shamrocks off?

Group Size

50 - 200

Time Needed

1.5 - 2 Hours

Space Requirement

It’s an interactive Irish comedy show where the audience is part of the act. And be prepared to hear some great music as well! This uproarious interactive show is just the thing to lift your spirits – and rest assured there will be plenty of spirits to go around.

Ideal For

  • Holiday Parties
  • Corporate Entertainment
  • Employee Parties
  • Fundraisers


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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