The man writing subversive kids’ books

CNN Takes A Look at Ricky Gervais. The writer-performer who immortalized the understimulating workplace in the British TV comedy “The Office” might just be the hardest-working man in show business.

He’s developing a second series of his sitcom, “Extras,” has written an episode of the U.S. version of “The Office,” appears in Christopher Guest’s forthcoming ensemble movie, “For Your Consideration,” and wrote and starred in an episode of his favorite show, “The Simpsons.”

His weekly podcast has just entered the Guinness Book of Records as the most-downloaded ever. He has an acclaimed standup show, and he’s a best-selling children’s author.