Weeds star Kevin Nealon has organised a special stand-up comedy performance to raise funds for a friend's cancer treatment.

The funnyman will front the show at the Tempe Improv theatre in Tempe, Arizona on 11 December (13).

The night will raise money for Nealon's close pal, who is suffering from stage 4 lung cancer and needs urgent treatment.

Urging fans to buy tickets for the show, the star writes on Twitter.com, "I'll be doing a fundraiser for a very good friend with stage 4 cancer this Wednesday at Tempe Improv. Please come!"