Certain types of humour work well in person but translate poorly to prose; other types have the opposite quality. Slapstick, for example, is very hard to write
unless it is properly translated into a more print-friendly form of humour; on the other hand, ironic humour is less laugh-out-loud funny off the page than on.
In other words, there is no one route, but the basic idea is that you write to your medium.
Also, skits are supposed to be funny in performance
; how they scan, assuming that they are well-written, is ultimately irrelevant to that end.
edited 24th Mar '12 7:37:54 AM by JHM