Spanish 'Laughing Man' is back in hilarious Brexit spoof

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Spanish 'Laughing Man' is back in hilarious Brexit spoof
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A clip of a Spanish man breaking into fits of laughter has been reworked to poke fun at the EU referendum result.


With the addition of a few subtitles, El Risitas (The Giggler) as he is known in Spain, recounts the aftermath of Brexit mocking the imagined reactions from Leave campaigners including Michael Gove and Boris Johnson.

"Michael Gove called Boris and said ‘wake up we’ve actually won’," read the subtitles.

"Boris went white. ‘It’s a disaster’… then he tells the cameras 'This does not mean the UK will be less European'," the subtitles continue.

"It’s true, It’s true," read the subtitles as the virtually toothless man erupts into hysterics.  

"What the hell do you think it does mean then Boris," he asks as he slaps the table and wheezes with laughter.

Watch the clip here:

The man behind the infectious laugh is really Spanish comedian Juan Joya Borja, aka El Risitas (Giggles) who in his heyday, around 15 years ago, appeared on the television programmes of Spanish TV presenter Jesús Quintero and in films such as Torrente 3: The Protector, a parody of the US film, The Bodyguard.

The clip is taken from a 2007 appearance on Ratones Coloraos, during which El Risitas tells the story of a job he once had in a paella restaurant in the southern city of Chipiona.

For those interested in hearing the story that actually made him laugh, the original clip is here:

It became world famous after being used to parody the launch of the new Macbook last year but had been used by the Muslim Brotherhood to criticize Egyptian president Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, as well as the Ottawa bus system and DSLR cameras.

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