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Comedian Josh Gondelman staying busy in Boston

Usually when Josh Gondelman comes home, he stays at his family’s house in Stoneham and watches TV. “I like to see my parents and they like it when I’m around,” he says. “If anything, it’s a little too cozy. I just sit around and watch football.” Not this time. Yes, Gondelman (inset) is staying at his parents’s place, but the comedian (and Web producer for “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver) is also working: He opened for comedian Jen Kirkman at the Wilbur last weekend, and he’ll be warming up the crowd before Oliver’s two sold-out shows at the Wilbur Wednesday. (He also opened for Oliver at the Wilbur Tuesday.) A graduate of Stoneham High and Brandeis, Gondelman says he was a “sweet dweeb” growing up. “I was a weirdo,” he says, “but a well-liked weirdo.” He began doing improv and sketch comedy while at Brandeis, and hung around Boston after graduating, doing stand-up at the Comedy Studio, Dick Doherty’s Comedy Vault, and Mottley’s Comedy Club. Today, he’s perhaps best known for his humorous work on Twitter. (“Danny Amendola wasn’t even on Danny Amendola’s fantasy team,” he tweeted during Sunday’s Patriots game.) Because Wednesday is New Year’s Eve, Gondelman said he and his girlfriend will not be returning to Stoneham after the show. “No, I got a hotel room for after the show,” he said. “I thought that would be more fun.”

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