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M.A. Bogue (1908–1994)

Merwyn Bogue took the name Ish Kabibble from the lyrics of one of the comedic songs in his routine. Born in Erie, PA, Bogue started out studying law at West Virginia University. In his role as Ish Kabibble, Bogue entertained fans with his trumpet playing, his nonsensical quips and corny poems. He managed Kay Kyser's big band from 1931 to 1951. ... See full bio »

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You'll Find Out
You'll Find Out Ish Kabibble
Playmates Ish Kabibble
That's Right - You're Wrong
Carolina Blues
Carolina Blues Ish Kabibble


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 1950 Riding High
Musician (uncredited)
 1949 Flamingo Road
Johnny Simms (uncredited)
 1944 Carolina Blues
Ish Kabibble (as Ish Kabibble)
 1944 G.I. Journal (Short)
 1943 Around the World
Ish Kabibble (as Merwyn 'Ish Kabibble' Bogue)
 1943 Swing Fever
Ish Kabibble (as Ish Kabibble)
 1943 Thousands Cheer
Singer in 'I Dug a Ditch' Number (uncredited)
 1942 My Favorite Spy
Ish Kabibble - Member Kay Kyser's Band (as Ish Kabibble)
 1941 Playmates
Ish Kabibble (as Ish Kabibble)
 1940 You'll Find Out
Ish Kabibble (as Ish Kabibble)
 1939 That's Right - You're Wrong
Ish Kabibble (as Ish Kabibble)
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 1950 Riding High (performer: "The Horse Told Me" (1950) - uncredited)
 1943 Thousands Cheer (performer: "I Dug A Ditch")
 1941 Playmates (performer: "Thank Your Lucky Stars and Stripes" (1941), "Romeo Smith and Juliet Jones" (1941))
 1940 You'll Find Out (performer: "Like the Fella Once Said" (1940), "The Bad Humor Man" (1940) - uncredited)
 1939 That's Right - You're Wrong (performer: "The Little Red Fox (N'Ya N'Ya You Can't Catch Me)" (1939), "The Answer Is Love" (1939))
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 1950 Star of the Family (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1950) ... Himself (as Ish Kabibble)
 1949-1950 College of Musical Knowledge (TV Series)
as Ish Kabibble / Himself
- Episode #2.1 (1950) ... as Ish Kabibble
- Episode #1.1 (1949) ... Himself (as Ish Kabibble)
 1941 Hedda Hopper's Hollywood No. 1 (Documentary short)
Himself - Ish Kabibble (uncredited)

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Alternate Names:

Merwyn 'Ish Kabibble' Bogue | Ish Kabibble

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Personal Quote:

No matter how much you know about one thing, there's always something else you ain't as good at as, because if you was, you wouldn't be as good at the thing you are at now, if you are?


Inducted into the Erie [Pennsylvania] Hall of Fame in 2012. See more »


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