Tito Bonito has been the master of ceremonies to countless productions across the United States. Hosting several shows including cities like Las Vegas, Chicago, Seattle, Oklahoma, Minneapolis, New Mexico, St. Louis and more with residencies in California (including Los Angeles, San Diego, Pomona, and Palm Springs.)
Since 2019, Bonito has been a fixture at the Burlesque Hall of Fame, first co-hosting the Thursday night Movers, Shakers, & Innovators showcase with Blanche Debris & Betsy Bottom Dollar and as a featured emcee for the Saturday night Mx. Exotic World Competition. In addition, Tito teaches hosting-styled courses for 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 20+ episodes.
BURLESQUE HALL OF FAME
Ever since 2017, Tito Bonito has been a fixture at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender at The Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2019, Tito co-hosted for the first time with Blanche Debris and Betsy Bottom Dollar. In 2021, he joined Evil Hate Monkey to go live for a behind the scenes look from the 6th Annual Seattle Boylesque Festival.
In 2023, he was a co-host of the 33rd Annual Tournament of Tease, introducing all of the contestants in the "Best Small Group" category.
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.
The doors to Hollywood's best speakeasy opened in December 2021, with regularly burlesque shows happening every Sunday and Tuesday.
As well as other performances including live jazz and music, comedy, DJs, and a full bar filled with nearly 100 different types of gin.
The venue sadly closed its doors at the end of October 2023.
In February 2016, Tito joined Donna Hood's epic production 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 and has been featured in numerous outlets and television programs.
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.