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.
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.