HOSTING

Shortly after Tito began dancing in the burlesque scene, he emceed his first show in 2011 (with Jeez Loueez as The 8th Degree) at Exit nightclub in Chicago, Illinois. Since then, he has been the master of ceremonies to countless productions across the United States. Amongst many shows, he has hosted the 2017 Oklahoma City Burlesque Festival, 2018 Minneapolis Burlesque Festival, and the 2020 New Mexico Burlesque Festival. In 2019, Bonito co-hosted the Thursday night Movers, Shakers, & Innovators showcase at the Burlesque Hall of Fame with Blanche Debris and Betsy Bottom Dollar.

Regular residencies have included El Tucán in Miami as well as Townhouse in Venice Beach (with the Bootleg Bombshells) and Donna Hood's TEASE! If You Please at Exchange and the Palace Theatre in Downtown LA. Other notable southern California venues include The Yost Theater, Los Globos, The Dragonfly, The Conga Room, Harvelle's (both in Santa Monica & Long Beach), Three Clubs, The Globe Theatre, Redline, and more! He also teaches several successful courses on hosting burlesque shows including introductory and advanced levels.

VIDEO REELS

TEASE, IF YOU PLEASE (2016-Present)

In November 2014, Donna Hood produced an exquisite evening of burlesque in the back showroom of the vegan restaurant, Au Lac in Downtown LA.

 

Tito joined the show as a performer in February 2016 and also gradually became the resident emcee. Donna's burlesque extravaganza has grown impressively over the past few years in DTLA; at venues such as the Globe Theatre, Exchange LA, and the Palace Theatre.

MARIJUANA MADNESS (2018)

A live band burlesque show that transports its audiences to the Jazz era when National Marijuana Prohibition became American law. The first installment of this series follows the 1930s to the 1950s.

Produced by Miss Marquez & GrassFed, this hit LA show has played at Three Clubs in Hollywood, Harvelle's  in Santa Monica, and most recently at Los Globos in Silverlake.

BOOTLEG BOMSHELLS (2013-2018)

In 2013, Tito joined the cast of the weekly show as a special guest once a month in the downstairs Del Monte Speakeasy of the historic Townhouse in Venice Beach. Over time, he became the group's graphic designer, developed their website, & resident emcee and finale act for over 2 years.

The Bombshells also had shows across LA, including Bigfoot Lodge West, The Down & Out, & Harvelle's Long Beach. 

SIZZZLING CIRCUS SIRENS (2015)

A five-night run of vaudeville, circus, burlesque, and variety acts produced by Valentina Orbit [Unity Hoops] in association with Circus Mafia as part of the San Diego International Fringe Festival.

Tito was the first host of Unity Hoops' shows in San Diego, California, which feature some of the best aerial, sideshow, burlesque, and variety acts in southern California. 

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