Juan Joya Borja – El Risitas Biography, Wiki, Reason Of Death, and More

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Who was Juan Joya Borja (El Risitas)?

Juan Joya Borja – El Risitas was a spanish comedian, who was born on 5 April 1956. He was a Spanish comedian and actor known by the stage name El Risitas. He gained widespread popularity in 2015 thanks to a series of memes based on a television interview from June 2007 on Jesús Quintero’s show Ratones coloraos.

Juan Joya Borja – El Risitas Biography

Real/Full NameJuan Joya Borja
Famous AsEl Risitas
Nick NameHillary
Year Active2000–2021
Height170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Famous Forfamous because of his laughing
Age(as in 2021) 65 Years
Date Of Birth/Birthday5th April 1956, in Seville, Andalusia, Spain
Mother TongueNot Known
Zodiac/Sun SignVirgo
Birth PlaceSeville, Spain
Marital StatusNot Known
DebutNot Known

He had a number of jobs throughout his life, including cooking and unloading sacks of cement. His first appearance on television was in 2000, on Jesús Quintero’s show El Vagamundo, where he interviewed on various life situations with his partner “El Peíto” or “el Cuñao”, in a comedic tone.

He became recognizable for his high-pitched, wheezing laugh (described in The Guardian as like a “dolphin with a 20-a-day habit”), which led to his nickname “El Risitas” (“Mr Giggles” in English). 

When he became known internationally around 2015 he also performed for companies outside of Spain, for example in a Finnish commercial.

Juan Joya Borja – El Risitas Wikipedia

was born on 5th April in Seville. He did his first work on television was in the year 2000 with “el Cuñao” and “El Peíto”. His nickname meaning is Giggles. He was a Spanish comedian guy whose video viral in 2014. He died on Wednesday according to sources of news. the cause of death is health issues. He holds an American nationality and was a Spanish Comedian Actor.

Juan Joya Borja – El Risitas death

In September 2020, he was admitted to the Hospital de la Caridad in Seville, where he underwent an intervention for a vascular problem and had to amputate his leg.

On the noon of 28 April 2021, Joya was transferred from the Hospital de la Caridad to the Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío, after a sudden relapse of his illness. He died from complications from his illness later that afternoon at the age of 65.



  • 2005: Torrente 3: El protector


  • 2000–2002: El Vagamundo, Canal 2 Andalucía
  • 2002–2005: Ratones Coloraos, Canal Sur Televisión
  • 2005–2012: El loco de la colinaEl Gatopardo

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