It’s been a long road, but Darryn Yates finally gets his show  (Belleville News Democrat)

It’s been a long road, but Darryn Yates finally gets his show (Belleville News Democrat)

September 14th, 2015
Press

Pouring coffee in his kitchen, dog and kid toys underfoot, Darryn Yates appears to be a pretty normal guy in jeans and untucked plaid shirt.

But give this host of his own “modern-day variety show” a microphone, a pair of sunglasses and a camera, and the organizer of mayhem emerges in one very quick burst:

“We do hidden camera. I go to a drive-up and order something weird and then we see if they give it to me. We do interviews, we have music. We talk sports. We shoot everything on location. I sat down with Gilby Clarke — he was the guitarist for Guns n’ Roses — (when he was at Frawley’s in Granite City) and that will be on the first episode. The Blue Oyster Cult will be in Highland (Sept. 19) and we’ll be there for that. We went to haunted houses in Alton and that will be on a future show. …”

Darryn, 43, pauses for a breath. It’s 8:30 a.m. and his wife Crystal, 34, and their two kids took off in the SUV not long ago. The dogs are tucked away upstairs. He doesn’t have to be at his full-time job at a St. Louis law firm until 10. He’s settled into a director’s chair in his “man cave” lower level, which also serves as the location where he tapes his lead-ins for the weekly “The Darryn Yates Show.” He does the editing upstairs.

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