Neil Patrick Harris is back to narrate the Candlelight Processional this year, and as a big fan of Disney Parks, he’s often a crowd favorite for his jokes and references. Tonight, he opened the narration with a joke about former Disney CEO Bob Chapek.
“Welcome to tonight’s performance of the Candlelight Processional at EPCOT. EPCOT, an acronym, and I’m pretty sure the C doesn’t stand for Chapek,” Harris quipped.
You can listen to the joke in the video clip below, captured by Twitter user @ropedroplife (Deanna Berry).
Chapek was recently ousted from the Chief Executive Officer position and replaced by the returning Bob Iger. To read more on the ongoing changes to the leadership at The Walt Disney Company, check out the stories below.
- CFO Christine McCarthy and Other Disney Executives “Led Rebellion” to Oust Bob Chapek
- New Disney CEO Bob Iger Quickly Begins Restructuring, Chapek Regime Executive Already Shown the Door
- Arthur Bochner, Bob Chapek’s Former Chief of Staff & Speechwriter, Exits Disney
- Josh D’Amaro Almost Quit Because of Bob Chapek, Christine McCarthy Called Iger in Secret, and More Revealed from Behind the Scenes of Disney’s CEO Shakeup
Candlelight Processional is a retelling of the Nativity story, narrated by a celebrity and featuring a Cast Member chorus. Performances take place on select evenings during the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays. While this is Neil Patrick Harris’ last performance of the year, you can see the narrator lineup in our full festival guide here.