Actor Jon Hamm will host a night of comedy to benefit victims of superstorm Sandy after it ravaged America's East Coast last month (Oct12).

The Mad Men star has signed up to compere the We Hate Hurricanes event next month (Dec12) at Club Nokia in Los Angeles.

Comedians Will Ferrell, Aziz Ansari and Sarah Silverman will join Hamm onstage, and the audience will also be entertained with performances from rocker Beck and other yet-to-be-announced acts.

All proceeds from the show will benefit AmeriCares, a disaster relief aid organisation which provides immediate medical response after emergencies and long-term humanitarian assistance.

We Hate Hurricanes will take place just two days before 12.12.12 - a star-studded Sandy benefit concert that will be held at New York's Madison Square Garden.