Humorists David Spade and Mark Cordes headlined the 1998 Celebrity Theatre New Year's Eve show in Phoenix. Spade parlayed his dry brand of humor into starring movie roles and a television series. Cordes, called a 'one man laughing machine' by some critics, took up the profession after a divorce and has performed both as a solo act and with top bands across the country. Rossit drew familiar faces in the desert gallery.
A Bill Graham Presents staff artist, Harry Rossit has more than lived up to the "... New artist to watch" reviews he received in his days as an emerging artist. Designing posters since at least 1991, his work is highly creative and can include a detailed cartoon image, a performer's portrait sketch, or require 3-D glasses for viewing. Rossit has been known to include his own face or those of friends in posters and always hides a yellow smiley-face in the composition, features of his sometimes quirky art that keeps the viewer scanning his posters for details far beyond the "who-when-where" facts.