Contents: Meaning | Origin | Spread


What does KEKW mean?

KEKW is an emote created for the streaming website as part of the FrankerFaceZ collection.

It features Spanish comedian/actor “El Risitas” (real name: Juan Joya Borja) with a close-up shot of his laughing face, focusing on his moustache and almost toothless mouth.

The emote can be used to express outburst of laughter.


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What's the origin of KEKW?

The original image was taken from an interview, where El Risitas burst into laughter while telling a story to the host of the Spanish television show.

Given his high-pitched laugh while telling the story, the video has spawned a series of videos on YouTube which has led to viewers of to create an emote from a screenshot of his face.

The emote was uploaded to the FrankerFaceZ collection on in early 2019, which is a browser extension that enhances your viewing experience by adding new unique emotes, chat features, etc. to your liking.

Spread and Usage

How did KEKW spread?

As of 11/12/2020, KEKW is the 12th on the list of most popular/used FrankerFaceZ emotes with more than 135 million uses, making it one of the most popular emotes on

External References

Published: 12/30/2019 by | Last updated: 02/12/2022 | 89,876 views | Report error

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