Tito Bonito has been the master of ceremonies to countless productions across the United States. Hosting several festivals including Oklahoma (2017), Minneapolis (2018), New Mexico (2020, 2023), Show-Me in St. Louis and Tiki Oasis in San Diego (2022) with residencies in California (including Los Angeles, Pomona, and Palm Springs.)
In 2019, Bonito co-hosted the Thursday night Movers, Shakers, & Innovators showcase at the Burlesque Hall of Fame with Blanche Debris & Betsy Bottom Dollar. In addition, Tito teaches several successful courses on hosting burlesque shows including introductory and advanced levels which have been featured at BurlyCon.
During the pandemic, The Tito Bonito Show was a late night talk show on Instagram that featured a slew of guests from the world of burlesque and beyond. In depth interviews and silly games kept spirits high for over 20 episodes and over 35 guests.
Beginning in December 2021, the doors to the Bathtub Gin in Los Angeles have been open to the greater Los Angeles community and beyond.
Frequent live performances including a weekly burlesque show on Tuesdays, live jazz and music on Wednesdays, and a full bar filled with over 30 different types of gin. For more information please visit BathtubGinLA.com.
A monthly burlesque revue that is produced by performer, Lindy Hop star, and instructor Moxie Gold. This showcase is held at The Copper Door in Santa Ana, California and has been running strong since January 2018. Tito joined as the regular emcee in 2019.
Featuring a select regular cast and rotating guests, this show boasts a rowdy crowd and one of the Orange County's hottest all-burlesque revue. As the resident emcee, Tito also performs in the show.
PANSY CRAZE PEEPSHOW
In October 2018, Tito began an all inclusive neo-vaudeville showcase in Downtown Los Angeles. In March 2019, it found a home at Redline and was a monthly showcase until March 2020. After a year and a half, the showcase returned in June 2021, with two sold out shows.
Here is a glimpse at one of our favorite traditions, the infamous birthday / celebration spankings featuring some very lucky audience members.
TEASE, IF YOU PLEASE
In February 2016, Tito joined Donna Hood's epic production as and gradually became not only a notable performer within the show, but also the resident emcee.
This burlesque extravaganza has grown impressively over the past few years in Downtown Los Angeles, at venues such as the Globe Theatre, Exchange LA, and the Palace Theatre. Featured in numerous outlets and television programs, Tease! has become the biggest regular burlesque show to hit Los Angeles in a long while.
An all-inclusive LGBTQ+ party at The Falls Lounge in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. Every first Tuesday of the month, Tito hosted an evening of drag and burlesque from some of the best performers in Los Angeles.
The show was also a benefit for several LGBTQ charities including raising funds for The Trevor Project, DTLA Proud, and AIDS/LifeCycle.