Second City student prepares for the main stage

Second City student prepares for the main stage

By Stephanie Rothman

Second City is a Chicago institution, yet you may not understand what it takes to make it on the main stage. Before being allowed to audition to become a fully contracted Second City comedian, students must go through six levels of the Second City training program.

Carly Glenn was two shows away from graduating and making her way upstairs.

Photo at top: Carly Glenn performs onstage at one of her last Conservatory shows at Second City. (Stephanie Rothman/MEDILL)