Vicente Castelo Sotto III (born 24 August 1948), better known as Tito Sotto, is a Filipino actor, comedian, singer, songwriter, television host, journalist, sportsman, and politician. He is one of the five original hosts who pioneered Eat Bulaga! in 1979. Along with Vic Sotto and Joey de Leon, Tito is one of the only three remaining original hosts who is still part of the show's roster.
Tito is the brother of comedian and singer Vic Sotto. Before Eat Bulaga!, Tito and Vic were members of the disco funk band VST & Co. along with their brother Val Sotto. In addition, they were also cast of IBC-13's gag show OK Lang, which was where they fully developed a solid friendship with their lifelong friend Joey de Leon.
Tito, Vic, and Joey make up the iconic comedy trio known as TVJ. Initially, the trio gained fame as co-hosts in Discorama and as pinch-hitters in Student Canteen before being offered to host TAPE, Inc.'s new noontime show for RPN, Eat Bulaga!.
Eat Bulaga! premiered on July 30, 1979. Along with Chiqui Hollman and Ritchie D'Horsie, TVJ became the pioneer hosts of the television program. Tito was 30 years old at the time of the show's premiere.
As a lifelong Dabarkads, Tito remains loyal to Eat Bulaga! even though no contracts bind him to the noontime program and its production company. In fact, Tito has entered the Philippine political scene without permanently leaving the show. When he first came in the Senate in 1992, Tito went on a long hiatus for twelve years in order to concentrate in politics and did not return to Eat Bulaga! until 2004. Since then, Tito has learned how to balance showbiz and politics. Tito takes pride in never being absent and late in Senate sessions even though he is one of three pillars of the longest-running noontime show. In fact, he still co-hosts the noontime show regularly when Senate sessions are in recess.