Just round the corner from 50, Gervais is driven by a ferocious work ethic which has just seem him simultaneously cover the promotion for his latest movie The Invention Of Lying while finishing the final edit of Cemetery Junction, his debut feature collaboration with Office/Extras co-writer Stephen Merchant.
And then there's the funny and feral Podcasts and Audiobooks that have made such an unlikely - and unwilling - megastar of his friend and ex-producer Karl Pilkington...
"We're going to stop doing them now," he says, feet up on the table, a framed but unhung Office poster to the side of the desk, featuring - weirdly - his most famous character, David Brent, in a similar pose.
"We've said, 'That's enough...' before, but the Guide To The Earth (out later this month) will definitely be the last one."
Shame. There's still lots of topics we need to hear Karl's thoughts on. Death, Psychology, Sex...
"Yeah, but I suppose they're all psychology in a way. It's all about Karl's psychology - and how fascinating it is.
"It will be sad to stop doing the Podcasts - they are the most fun thing I do, and it is a bit boring making films - to be honest.
"At the time you're doing it, making TV is a lot more fun because you're constantly moving on and doing lots of things in a short period of time. Film-making can be just getting someone to walk into a room and turn around slightly, fifty times. Because it's got to be perfect. It's forever - you're committed to celluloid... The legacy is prevalent in your mind."