Bar Rescue comes to Scottsdale

Jon Taffer, host of Spike TV's "Bar Rescue," speaks with owners of a failing bar. Taffer and his crew recently renovated the Stand Up Scottsdale comedy club. The episode airs April 14.

Photo courtesy Spike TV

A poster advertising an upcoming event at Stand Up Scottsdale reads “Drink Specials ... We’re gonna need 'em” — and they just might.

Operators of the Old Town comedy club are inviting people to come in and watch them get schooled April 14 by one of primetime TV’s toughest personalities, bar-renovation bulldog Jon Taffer.

Stand Up Scottsdale will appear that night on “Bar Rescue,” a Spike TV program in which Taffer and a team of food, drink and service experts visit failing bars and nightclubs to remodel the space, re-train the staff and makeover the menu.

Stand Up Scottsdale will host a free comedy show at 8 p.m., followed by a free viewing party of the episode that features the club. A question-and-answer session will follow with staff members who participated in the taping. Stand Up Scottsdale is at 6820 E. Fifth Ave. For information, call (480) 882-0730.

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