KEKW is an emote created for the streaming website Twitch.tv. 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.
Origin of the emote
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 Twitch.tv to create an emote from a screenshot of his face.
The emote was uploaded to the FrankerFaceZ collection on Twitch.tv 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 of the emote
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 Twitch.tv.