“Rhyme on My Hands” is the latest excuse for a cabaret performance by Byron Nilsson and his longtime musical director, Malcolm Kogut, spinning the fantastic story of how he weathered a life of scorn and heartache in order to sing these goddamn songs for you. Songs like “Lydia the Tattooed Lady,” “The Irish Ballad,” “The Sloth,” and “The Butler’s Song” will liven the proceedings. It’s a program created with an eye (and ear) to what amuses them most, “In the service of laughter, melancholy’s mortal foe,” as Shakespeare might have written, had he not been busy writing every other timeless phrase out there. Tickets are $15. For reservations, call (518) 329-6293 or visit www.thetwoofusproductions.org.